Gin Basil Highball
by HYGGE Brasserie and Bar, Hamburg, DE

<<The Gin Basil Highball is a crisp, refreshing Highball with a herbal character and the touch of Basil.>>

Ingredients

Amount Unit Product Category
40 ml Niemand Gin Gin
30 ml Fresh Lemon Juice citrus juice
30 ml Green Basil Syrup basil syrup
100 ml Schweppes Club Soda soda water

Garnish :

Amount Name Position/How to....
1 lemon zest squeeze and drop into the glass.

Instructions

TECHNIQUE: build in

  1. Pour all the ingredients (except!) the carbonated filler into the serving glass.
  2. Pour the carbonated filler into the serving glass. You can also measure it before with the jigger.
  3. Add ice cubes.
  4. Add your garnish.

Detailed Recipe Instructions

  1. Prepare your garnish.
  2. Prepare your Mise en Place.
  3. Chill the serving glass in the fridge.
  4. Take the chilled glass out of the fridge/freezer.
  5. Pour all the ingredients (except!) the carbonated filler into the serving glass.
  6. Pour the carbonated filler into the serving glass. You can also measure it before with the jigger.
  7. Add ice cubes.
  8. Add your garnish.
  9. Clean up your working station.

Mixing Tips

    General
  • Start with the cheapest ingredients (the syrup) first.
  • Ice
  • Try to add the ice cubes into the glass by the end. Do it carefully. Otherwise, you might spill the liquid, or due to the acid of the citrus juice, you will create a lot of foam that spills over.
  • Glassware
  • A chilled glass keeps your drink longer and more enjoyable. Your used ice will melt slower, and the taste will stay longer.
  • Non Alcoholic Ingredients
  • Make sure your carbonated filler is cold and fresh.
  • Try to keep the homemade syrup constantly refrigerated. It will often have a shorter expiration than store-bought syrups.

Mise en Place

Ice

ice cubes for the serving glass

Garnish
1x lemon zest
Glassware
Bar Equipment

Bottle Opener
Zest Peeler
Jigger

HOMEMADE INGREDIENTS

Simple Green Basil Syrup

A green basil syrup that has a rich dark green color and a lot of flavor

Ingredients:

  • 1 kilogram Granulated Sugar
  • 1 litre Hot Water
  • 200 gramm Green Basil

Equipment:

  • 1x Large Pitcher with Scale Line
  • 1x Large Spoon
  • 1x Hot Water Dispenser
  • 1x Knife
  • 1x Long Tweezer
  • 1x Mixer
RECIPE

Editor Recipe Notes

We adopted the recipes from Jörg Meyers’s Youtube Channel “trinkabenteuer.”

We used 200 grams of Basil, and then we blanched it. After, we used the mixer and mixed it with warm sugar syrup. We used the highest speed for blending and did this for about 2 minutes. So the syrup gets a dark green color. After, we used a sieve to strain just the liquid.

It’s an excellent way to blanch the Basil. You can get more flavor and color out of it, and because of the heat, you kill many germs on the Basil, so you also have a longer expiration time.
We found an excellent Gin that fits perfectly with the Basil Syrup.

Essential Infos

Name
Gin Basil Highball
Style

Highball

Categories

Aperitivo
Summer
Refreshing

Ingredients by Category
Gin
citrus juice
basil syrup
soda water
Bar Technique
Color

light green

Garnish

lemon zest

Flavour and Texture

Aroma

basil green
lemon

Flavour

basil green
lemon
rosemary

Texture

bubbly
crisp
delicate

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Drink Videos

Jörg Meyer, created a video on the platform YouTube, available in German with the Title: Der Gin Basil Highball in der PARTY "volles Haus" Version. Blitzschnell serviert - in TOP Qualität.

This Drink Recipe will try to answer the following questions:

  • How to make a tasty premix for a Gin Basil Highball
  • What is a Gin Basil Highball

You can watch more videos on the channel trinkabenteuer. See it for yourself and enjoy.