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a bright green drink in a rocks glass with a white basil blossom.

Gin Basil Smash

This modern classic cocktail is made with gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and fresh basil leaves. It's easy to make, refreshing, and perfect for spring or summer.
4.25 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cocktail


  • 2 oz gin
  • ¾ oz fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ oz simple syrup
  • 10-12 basil leaves


  • Thoroughly muddle the basil leaves with the lemon juice in cocktail shaker.
  • Add the gin and the simple syrup and fill the shaker 3/4 with ice.
  • Shake until chilled, then fine strain the liquid into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with basil leaves or a basil blossom.
Keyword basil, gin, lemon, simple syrup, smash
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