The Basil Smash was created in the mid 2000s by a German bartender. The original is a subtle variation on a gin sour with the addition of basil which adds a welcome herbaceous note.
The Threefold Australia Native Lemoncello starts with a gin base so it's a perfect substitute in the modern classic cocktail.
- 50ml Threefold Australian Native Lemoncello
- 15ml Lemon Juice
- 10ml Simple Syrup
- 3-5 Basil Leaves
- Combine all ingredients into your cocktail shaker
- Shake with ice
- Double strain over fresh ice into a double old fashioned glass
- Garnish with a sprig of basil