Gin Basil Smash Cocktail

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Looking for a quick and easy cocktail to make at home? Try our gin basil smash cocktail recipe!

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Prep time: 5 minutes
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Makes: 1-2 drinks


  • 10 basil leaves, removed from stems
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 20ml sugar syrup
  • 60ml Three Basil Gin
  • Ice for chilling
  • Basil sprig to garnish


Step 1

Place basil leaves and Three Basil Gin into a cocktail shaker and muddle together by pressing down lightly with a muddler or spoon and giving a few gentle twists.

Step 2

Add ice to the shaker and shake until chilled and well combined.

Step 3

Pour lemon juice and sugar syrup into the shaker and shake hard for a few seconds.

Step 4

Strain the basil mixture into the glasses.

Step 5

Garnish with fresh basil.


Lastly (and most importantly!), enjoy your very own gin basil smash cocktail!