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How to Make a Gin Basil Smash

The Gin Basil Smash which was created in Hamburg, Germany, is a great summertime drink to enjoy with your friends and family.


  • Step 1: Add basil to shaker Tear off about 10 basil leaves into a cocktail shaker, and add a dash of the lemon juice and dash of the simple syrup.
  • Step 2: Muddle ingredients Muddle the ingredients in the cocktail shaker with the muddler.
  • Step 3: Add syrup Add the rest of the lemon juice, simple syrup, and gin to the cocktail shaker, along with ice. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
  • Step 4: Fill a glass Fill a glass with ice and then double strain the drink into the glass. Garnish with a basil sprig. Cheers!
  • FACT: The name "basil" is derived from the Greek basileus, meaning "king," as it was said to have a royal fragrance.

You Will Need

  • Fresh basil
  • 1 oz. lemon juice
  • 1 oz. simple syrup
  • A cocktail shaker
  • A muddler
  • 2 oz. gin
  • Ice
  • Glasses
  • Strainer

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