Gin Basil Smash
Learn how to make the best gin smash with this refreshing Gin Basil Smash recipe! Combine muddled fresh basil, gin, lemon juice, and a touch of simple syrup for a clean, sweet, and citrusy cocktail.
fresh basil leaves
(optional) soda water
Place the basil, simple syrup, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker. Muddle the ingredients together to bruise the basil and release the flavor.
Add the gin, ice, and shake vigorously to combine. Strain into a rocks filled glass. Add a splash of optional soda water, if desired.
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Variations of a gin smash
Basil Cucumber Smash
by muddling peeled and seeded cucumber cubes.
strawberries or blackberries
in place of the basil or in addition to.
Instead of basil, use
fresh mint or Thai basil
or seltzer to make a less potent drink and add a bit of fizz
How do i make simple syrup?
Place equal parts sugar and water in a saucepan. For instance, if you use 1/2 cup water, mix in 1/2 cup sugar. Heat and stir occasionally until sugar has dissolved and liquid is clear. Cool.
Place equal parts sugar and water in a microwave safe cup or bowl. Heat in microwave, stopping occasionally to stir until sugar has dissolved and liquid is clear. Cool.
Store leftover simple syrup in an airtight container or jar in the refrigerator up to six weeks.
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