Basil Smash Gin Cocktail

Basil smash is a refreshing herbal cocktail, ideal for summertime and perfect to enjoy on warm evenings.  To make the most of the cocktail, use only fresh ingredients and leave the basil to rest for at least five minutes before you add the other ingredients.

The Recipe

Serving: 1


  • 75ml Fifty Pounds Gin
  • 30ml Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 20ml Pure Cane Sugar Syrup
  • 10 Basil Leaves

How to make or shake it

Add not only the basil leaves but the stems as well to a shaker. Gently muddle the basil.

NOTE: for better results leave them to rest for at least five minutes and a maximum of ten minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients and shake with ice. Fill an Old- Fashioned glass with new ice — double strain the cocktail to avoid any basil dropping in the glass. 

Garnish with basil sprig or a single leaf.

Recipe courtesy of @justshakeorstir

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