Gin Basil Smash
by Jörg Meyer Le Lion Bar de Paris, Hamburg, DE

basil in a tumbler glass with some ice cubes inside and a straw

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Recipe & Ingredients

Amount Product Category
70 ml rutte dry gin Gin
20 ml monin pure sugar cane syrup
30 ml citrus juice
1 bunch Green Basil herb

Garnish

Amount Name Position/How to....
3 sprig of basil Place the sprig inside the glass.

Preparation

Ice:

ice cubes for shaking
ice cubes for the serving glass

Technique:

muddle / shake / doublestrain / pour

Glassware:

Rocks

Categories:
Day Drinking Fresh Sour

Drink Description

<<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, and you will enjoy your time.>>

Podcast about the mixed drink

Mixing Instructions

  1. Muddle the basil in the shaker.
  2. Add all other remaining ingredients into the shaker.
  3. Add ice cubes.
  4. Shake for about 30 seconds.
  5. Double-Strain the mixed liquid into the chilled serving glass with ice cubes inside.
  6. Add your garnish.

Detailed Recipe 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

Mise en Place

Ice:

ice cubes for shaking
ice cubes for the serving glass

Bar Equipment:

Jigger
Knife
Tin Tin Shaker
Hawthorne Strainer
Fine Mesh Strainer

Garnish:

3x sprig of basil

Editor Recipe Notes

Essential Infos

Name:
Gin Basil Smash
Style:

Gin Basil Smash

Bar Technique:

muddle
hard shake
double strain

Ingredients by Category:
Gin
citrus juice
herb
Garnish:

basil

Color:

deep green

Flavour and Texture

Aroma

basil green
citrus
juniper

Flavour

basil green
citrus
juniper

Texture

clean
full bodied
oily

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