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Whiskey Loves Basil Cocktail Supply Co: All Things Shaken and Stirred in Claremont

Whiskey Loves Basil Cocktail Supply Co. is an exciting new destination in Claremont Village, offering a wide range of cocktail supplies. It’s a haven and playground for cocktail enthusiasts, aspiring bartenders, and seasoned mixologists. 


This new storefront supplies you with all your cocktail/mocktail needs like:

  • Cocktail ingredients (loads of bitters, syrups, garnishes, mixers)

  • Glassware (wine, coup, collins, champagne, rocks, vintage glasses, and more)

  • Barware (shakers, jiggers, strainers, etc.)

  • Non-alcoholic spirits section (including Ghia)

  • Bar accessories (napkins, tiki umbrellas, stirs, coasters)

  • And so much more!


Whiskey Loves Basil Cocktail Supply Co. is more than just a supply store; it's an experience and an educational opportunity. Owners Geniece and Sandie bring in over 20 years of experience in the food and beverage industry. They bring a wealth of expertise to help you craft the perfect drink and elevate your cocktail game whether you’re a seasoned mixologist or just starting out. “I'm passionate about creating cocktails, and helping people find something they can get excited about in our store,” says Geniece, co-owner of Whiskey Loves Basil Cocktail Co.


Walking inside the store, it’s clear there is a ton of thought, passion, and artistry that went into this quaint shop. Each and every item is curated and hand selected to provide the right tools for crafting exceptional drinks and also serve as a hub for creativity and education.


What I like most is the personalized customer service. On my last visit I popped in to get ingredients and glassware to make an Aviation; my favorite classic cocktail. Owners Geniece and Sandie were on the ball with recommendations on the proper glassware, ingredients, and garnish to make my favorite cocktail at home.


Behind Whiskey Loves Basil: How It Started


Founded on a 30-year friendship, Whiskey Loves Basil Cocktail Supply Co. is proudly owned and operated by Geniece and Sandie.


Geniece has an extensive background in the food and beverage industry and is a well known name in the Claremont foodies community. I have had the pleasure of knowing Geniece when she was a bartender at Bardot. She has a passion and knack for creating whimsical cocktails with high quality and unique ingredients. She’s also been successful in leading her cocktail workshop and bartending business for over six years.


Sandie, on the other hand, brings her artistic talent as a children’s book illustrator with a background in retail and a love for art and design. Together, their shared passion for artistry and mixology culminated in the creation of Whiskey Loves Basil Cocktail Supply Co.


Coming Soon


Grand opening happens on May 18, 2024 with appetizers, tastings from Ghia, a spirits-free apéritif adapted for modern times, from 4-7 pm, boozy ice cream in partnership with Bert and Rocky's, and more.


Stay tuned for cocktail workshops and events taking place at Whiskey Loves Basil Cocktail Supply Co. These workshops will be offered by experienced mixologists who cover various topics, including cocktail history, flavor profiles, ingredient selection, mixing techniques, garnishing, and more.


I had the great fortune of attending one of Geniece’s cocktail workshops and they are highly educational, entertaining, and inspiring.


The best way to stay updated:


Visit Whiskey Loves Basil in Claremont Village


Address: 111 Harvard Ave., Claremont, Ca. 91711

Hours: 

  • Mon: Closed 

  • Tue.-Sat. 11: 00 am - 7:00 pm

  • Sun. 10:00 am - 1:00 pm



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