Gin Basil Smash Cocktail

In honour of all things organic, we thought we’d offer you a grassy green treat. The Gin Basil Smash is just that. If you want to add a splash of sparkling wine to this drink, we wouldn’t blame you either. Topping the glass up can add a layer of flavour and fun to it. We recommend a light white sparkling wine, with citrus or herbal notes.
  • Prep & Cooking Time – 10mins
  • Serves – 1 Person
  • Level – Easy
  • You’ll need a cocktail shaker, strainer, shot measure and a tablespoon.
  • 8 Fresh Basil Leaves
  • 50 ml Dry Gin
  • 25 ml Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 12.5 ml Simply Syrup
  • Garnish: Sprig of Basil
  • Step 1

    To begin with the Gin Basil Smash Cocktail. Muddle basil in the base of the shaker.

  • Step 2

    Add the gin, lemon juice and simple syrup.

  • Step 3

    Shake with ice and strain into an ice-filled glass.

  • Step 4

    Garnish with basil and you’re good to go! This drink is really quite hard to put your figure on at first. At first the Gin Basil Smash Cocktail displays a green colour which looks like some sort of artificial fizzy drink. However, upon tasting you’ll see it is all natural. Powerfully herbaceous, but balanced out with the dry gin and citrus.

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