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.
- 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.