Gin Basil Smash

Gin Basil Smash

Aromatic and refreshing, the Gin Basil Smash cocktail was created by Jorg Meyer at the Le Lion cocktail bar in Hamburg in 2008.


  • Handful of basil leaves
  • Half a lemon
  • 20 ml sugar syrup
  • 40 ml good quality gin


  1. In a shaker, muddle basil leaves and half a lemon thoroughly. Add sugar syrup and gin, then fill the shaker with ice.
  2. Shake vigorously, then strain into a glass over ice.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

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