Basil Smash

Basil Smash Cocktail

The Basil Smash was created in the mid 2000s by a German bartender. It is a subtle variation on a gin sour with the addition of basil which adds a welcome herbaceous note and pairs perfectly with a savoury gin.




  1. Combine all ingredients into your cocktail shaker
  2. Shake with ice
  3. Double strain over fresh ice into a double old fashioned glass
  4. Garnish with a sprig of basil