The Gin Basil Smash, a vibrant modern classic


The Gin Basil Smash was created in 2008 by Jörg Meyer, owner of Bar Le Lion in Hamburg, Germany. It then spread like wildfire, quickly making its way to drink menus around the globe - a bar world viral sensation, if you will.

Fast forward to today, the Gin Basil Smash is still part of pretty much every bartender’s cocktail repertoire. As its name indicates, it is a gin-based cocktail with fresh basil notes. This modern classic is vivid green and perfectly crisp, ideal for sipping before or after dinner, and into the late hours of the night. Made only from gin, fresh basil, lemon juice and simple syrup, it’s also remarkably easy to mix.

Main alcohol : Gin

Ingredients

Ice Cubes
2 oz Gin
1 oz Lemon Juice
2/3 oz Simple Syrup
15 Leaves Basil

Preparation

Muddle a handful of basil leaves in a shaker with 1 oz fresh lemon juice and 2/3 oz simple syrup. 
Add 2 oz of gin and some ice. 
Shake well. 
Double-strain into an ice-filled rocks glass, garnish with a fresh sprig of basil and serve.

Drinkware : Rocks Glass

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