Rye Cocktail Recipes: The Basil Gimlet & The Flash

updated May 3, 2019
The Flash
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Rye is a cocktail bar on Geary Street in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco (the slowly gentrifying part of the Tenderloin, otherwise known as the Tender Nob). They’ve quickly won a following and great word of mouth for their expertly mixed drinks infused with herbal flavors and fresh ingredients.

Here they share with us a few of their most popular cocktail recipes, including The Flash, a basil gimlet (more basil!) and a drink that calls for whole kumquats.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Each of these make one serving. First off, pictured above, is The Flash – cucumber, kiwi, and gin. Now that’s summer in a glass!

The Flash

Nutritional Info


  • 5 slices

    English cucumber

  • 3 pieces

    fresh kiwi

  • 1/2 ounce

    fresh lemon juice

  • 2 ounces

    209 Gin

  • 1/2 ounce

    organic simple syrup


  1. Method: In a pint glass, muddle fresh cucumber , kiwi and lemon juice. Add ice, simple syrup, and gin. Shake vigorously and strain into stemmed cocktail glass. Garnish with sliced wheels of cucumber and kiwi.

(Images: Rye San Francisco)