You can make the drink with Melissa at the event or whip up one for yourself and your loved ones (leave out the vodka for those <21) beforehand and then join us live from 7 – 7:45 PM for a virtual happy hour that will include time with our founders, participating artists, and master gardeners (get your questions ready!).


Make a simple syrup base using 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water, 1 cup blackberries, and 4 or 5 basil leaves. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes. Strain, then chill in the refrigerator.
To make the cocktail you will need:
  • An 8 oz glass with ice
  • Prepared simple syrup
  • Vodka
  • Tonic water or club soda
Fill the glass with ice add 1oz of vodka and 1oz of simple syrup finish with tonic water. Garnish with a basil leaf and a blackberry or two. Enjoy!