Gin Basil Smash
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Gin Basil Smash
Cocktail recipe

Rating

2.78 / 5
The Gin Basil Smash is a vibrant and herbaceous cocktail that has ingrained itself within modern mixology as a refreshing favorite. Originally concocted in Hamburg, Germany, by Jörg Meyer in ... more The Gin Basil Smash is a vibrant and herbaceous cocktail that has ingrained itself within modern mixology as a refreshing favorite. Originally concocted in Hamburg, Germany, by Jörg Meyer in 2008, the cocktail quickly earned a reputation for its bold and aromatic flavor profile. It features a generous dose of dry gin that serves as a canvas for the bright, citrusy notes of lemon juice. The inclusion of fresh basil leaves is what sets this drink apart, giving it a fresh garden aroma and a slightly spicy, peppery edge that melds beautifully with the sweetness of the sugar syrup. Served in a whisky glass, this cocktail not only provides a feast for the taste buds but also engages the olfactory senses with its fragrant bouquet, making it as delightful to smell as it is to sip.
Base ingredient
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Basil leaves
Garnish
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Basil
Alcohol content
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22.86% | 2.4 units *

Whisky glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
cl
Lemon Juice cocktail ingredient
Lemon Juice
22.5ml ¾oz 2.3cl
Dry gin cocktail ingredient
Dry gin
60ml 2oz 6cl
Sugar Syrup cocktail ingredient
Sugar Syrup
10ml ⅓oz 1cl
Basil leaves cocktail ingredient
Basil leaves
12 12 12

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Method

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the basil and the sugar syrup to your cocktail shaker and muddle
Add the gin and the juice from half an healthy lemon
Add ice cubes and shake well
Double-strain into the glass over ice
Garnish with basil and serve

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