Gin Basil Smash

3 minutes /
Gin Basil Smash
60 ml 2 oz Gin
25 ml 1 oz Lemon juice
20 ml 0.75 oz Sugar syrup
Sugar syrup
Just sugar and water, equal parts. Simple sugar syrup is used in most shaken cocktails and is a must to have in your fridge. Learn how to make it
12 Basil leaves
1 Basil leaves

1 Prepare

Get your basil leaves ready and cut your lemon for squeezing

2 Add ingredients

Place your basil leaves and gin in your shaker

3 Muddle

Using the muddler, press on to the basil leaves to release all the flavors.

4 Ice

Fill both your rocks glass and shaker with ice

5 Add ingredients

Pour in your lemon juice and sugar syrup in shaker

6 Shake

Close the shaker and shake hard for 9 seconds

7 Double strain, garnish and serve

Take off the small top off the shaker and double strain out the mix into your chilled glass. Garnish with a fresh basil leaf.

The Cocktail

Created by Jorg Meyer in 2008 in Germany, this cocktail has quickly become a smash WorldWide with the basil adding great herbaceous flavours to the libation.


Bartender Tip:

If you can get hold of Red basil instead of Green, it creates a fantastic twist to the cocktail

Recommended Glass
Whisky Tumbler

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