Chilled Drink of the Week: Up Jumps the Basil

Created by Chilled 100’s Leo Oliver for BAYOU RUM

Up Jumps the Basil cocktail by Leo Oliver

Drink of the Week: Up Jumps The Basil

Up Jumps the Basil


  • 2 oz. Bayou Silver Rum
  • 3/4 oz. Chai Tea Basil Syrup*
  • 1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

Preparation: Build cocktail in a shaker tin with cold draft ice. Shake and double strain into a coupe glass. Lime wheel garnish

*Chai Tea Basil Syrup


  • 8 oz. of Water
  • 6 gr. Chai Tea
  • 4 gr. Basil

Preparation: Cook water and tea together for 6 minutes at a temp of 185 degrees. Add basil leaves and simmer for an additional 6 minutes. Strain and add equal parts sugar.

Meet Leo Oliver

Chilled 100 Member Austin, Texas – Vox Table

Leo is from St. Louis, and currently lives in Austin, Texas. He can usually be found behind the bar at Vox Table. Leo originally got into bartending because he believes customer service is one of the most important skills that a person can learn.

“There are three people that have helped me on my journey and welcomed me with open arms,” says Leo. “Josh Hendrix was the one who showed me the light. Brian McCollough was the one who gave me the tools to work with. And Travis Tober was the one who helped me execute the plan. With the assistance of these three gentlemen plus the help of the service industry family, I am reaching my potential and am proud of what I’ve achieved”

Chilled 100 Austin Member, Leo Oliver

Chilled 100 Austin Member, Leo Oliver

“Our industry is a strong one,” Leo continues. “We just keep getting stronger thanks to the team we have around us. And the only way you can win a championship is by having a solid team behind you.”