Gin Basil Smash

The Gin Basil Smash is a well-known drink from Hamburg in Germany. It's made with a lot of fresh basil, fabulous gin, and fresh lemon juice, and it's a friend for all the good times. You will love the green color and the scent of the basil.


  • 70 ml
    rutte dry gin (Gin)
  • 20 ml
    Monin Pure Sugar Cane Syrup (sugar cane syrup)
  • 30 ml
    lemon juice fresh (lemon juice)
  • 1 bunch
    green basil fresh (Herb)
how to mix:
Muddle the basil in the shaker. Add all other remaining ingredients into the shaker. Add ice cubes. Shake for about 30 seconds. Double-Strain the mixed liquid into the chilled serving glass with ice cubes inside. Add your garnish.
1x basil sprigs
basil in a tumbler glass with some ice cubes inside and a straw

beverage details


bar technique:
Double-Strain, Hard Shake, Muddle
cocktail shaker, fine-mesh strainer, hawthorne strainer, muddler
green basil


Gin Basil Smash
Day Drinking, Fresh, Sour
Carnival Craze, Garden Party, Sunset Sippers

aroma chart

  • Alc. Strength
  • Sour
  • Sweetness
  • Vegetal
  • Finish
Basil Green, Citrus, Juniper
clean, elegant, fresh

detailed mixing instructions

  1. Prepare your Mise en Place.
  2. Prepare your bottle setup.
  3. Read your recipe carefully. As an ingredient and as a garnish for the drink! You are using a herb or spice for both things.
  4. Prepare your garnish.
  5. Chill the serving glass with either crushed ice or ice cubes. Or place it in a fridge or freezer.
  6. Muddle the basil in the shaker.
  7. Add all other remaining ingredients into the shaker.
  8. Add ice cubes.
  9. Shake for about 30 seconds.
  10. Take the chilled glass out of the fridge/freezer. If you used ice to chill the serving glass, remove everything from the glass.
  11. Add around 4 to 5 ice cubes into the serving glass.
  12. Double-Strain into the serving glass.
  13. Add your garnish.
  14. Clean up your working station.

mixing tips


  • Always use fresh herbs for the garnish.
  • Smash the herb so you can release more of its aroma.

mise en place

  • Keep all equipment and ingredients within range.


  • Start with the cheapest ingredients (the syrup) first.

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