5 from 7 votes
How To Make a Gin Basil Smash
Prep Time
3 mins
Total Time
3 mins
Deadly but seriously delicious, this gin basil smash has 4 ounces of gin in it! Make sure to take 'er easy!
Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Calories: 428 kcal
  • 10 leaves fresh basil
  • 2 ounces simple syrup
  • 2 ounces lemon juice
  • 4 ounces good quality gin
  • ice cubes
  1. Combine basil leaves, simple syrup and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker.Crush the basil till bruised with a muddler, which will release the oils. The juice might start to turn green, this is ok!
  2. Pour in the gin and ice cubes, place lid on top of the shaker.
  3. Shake the container until the outside of the cocktail shaker is freezing cold.This is how you know the drink is cold enough!
  4. Strain into a tall cocktail glass, add additional ice to the top and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
How To Make a Gin Basil Smash
Amount Per Serving
Calories 428
% Daily Value*
Sodium 34mg1%
Potassium 94mg3%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Sugar 42g47%
Vitamin A 265IU5%
Vitamin C 22.9mg28%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.