Basil Gin Smash

The Basil Gin Smash, making a “smash” with some herbs has never produced such a great color. What you think would be more of a traditional color comes out fantastic when basil is imparted upon it.

Best of all, the basil plays well against the gin and the final design is a lovely pool side cocktail. We design this with Tanqueray Old Tom Gin and we don’t go with 10 basil leaves as our leaves are fairly huge.

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Basil Gin Smash

2 oz. Gin, 3/4 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice, 3/4 oz. Simple Syrup, 8 – 10 Basil Leaves


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