Basil Lime Smash Mocktail


I’m a gin lover, and what gin lover doesn’t love a Basil Gin Smash? It’s all the things that a great sour-style gin cocktail is made of: junipery gin, crisp citrus, and garden-fresh herbs.

If you enjoy a Basil Gin Smash, but aren’t currently imbibing, give this Basil Smash mocktail a try. I vigorously muddled twelve whole basil leaves with green grapes and freshly squeezed lime juice for a very refreshing, herbal sip that’s anything but a boring mocktail. You can strain and enjoy this mocktail as is, or top with a few ounces of sparkling water for a bubbly refresher. I like to add sparkling water and sip this from one of my oversized ’80s martini glasses.


Basil Lime Smash Mocktail

a non-alcoholic variation on the modern classic Basil Gin Smash
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Prep Time 5 mins
Servings 1 cocktail


  • 12 Basil leaves
  • 5 Green grapes
  • 1 oz Freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 oz Simple syrup
  • Sparkling water


  • In a cocktail shaker, muddle basil leaves and lime juice vigorously. Add grapes and muddle thoroughly.
  • Add simple syrup and fill shaker 3/4 with ice. Shake until chilled, about 12 seconds.
  • Fine strain into a cocktail glass and top with an ounce or two of sparkling water. Garnish with basil an edible flowers, if desired.
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