The bright green drink is a real eye-catcher: the Gin Basil Smash. Gin with basil is a Hamburg creation that has since become a worldwide success. In typical northern German tradition, the short drink impresses with its simplicity - without losing any of its flavour. You can see for yourself with our Gin Basil Smash recipe.
Gin Basil - an unbeatable combination
Gin Basil Smash: Recipe
- 6cl dry gin
- 3cl fresh lemon juice
- 2cl sugar syrup
- 8-10 basil leaves (including stems)
- Ice cubes
- Put all the ingredients in a shaker and crush the basil vigorously with a pestle.
- Then fill the shaker with ice cubes and shake vigorously.
- Finally, double strain over ice cubes into a pre-chilled tumbler. Optionally, you can decorate the gin with basil.