Historians agree that the conquistadors should have spent less time decimating native populations and more time making frozen drinks. Re-write the New World narrative with this decadent yet spicy treat.

With this simple syrup, your cocktails will be anything but plain vanilla.

In Herball: A Generall Historie of Plants, the sixteenth century herbalist John Gerard wrote that eating basil would take away the pain of a scorpion sting. We use it to take away the sting of a hot summer day. Herb and citrus oils blend sweetly in this syrup that is anything but simple.