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Gin Basil Smash recipe: twist of basil and lemon

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.

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Gin Basil - an unbeatable combination

The key ingredient of the Gin Basil Smash is, as the name suggests, basil. Combined with a little lemon juice, sugar syrup and, of course, gin, the green drink is served in no time. The fresh basil brings out the flavour of the gin particularly well. Until you visit us again at MGallery Hotels to enjoy Gin Basil Smash and other Mixology drinks, you can get in the mood for the reunion with this refreshing recipe!

Gin Basil Smash: Recipe

Ingredients for a Gin Basil Smash
  • 6cl dry gin 
  • 3cl fresh lemon juice
  • 2cl sugar syrup
  • 8-10 basil leaves (including stems)
  • Ice cubes
Our recommendation: The Gin Basil also tastes particularly good with a lemony gin.
Prepare the Gin Basil Smash in 3 steps
  1. Put all the ingredients in a shaker and crush the basil vigorously with a pestle.
  2. Then fill the shaker with ice cubes and shake vigorously.
  3. Finally, double strain over ice cubes into a pre-chilled tumbler. Optionally, you can decorate the gin with basil.
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Refreshing eye-catcher: Gin with basil

The Gin Basil is not only beautiful to look at, it is also quick to make and above all delicious. Whether alone or with friends, the drink impresses with its unusual colour and fresh taste. Try out the Gin Basil Smash recipe in no time - enjoy your drink!

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