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Gin Basil Smash

This simple gin basil smash is light and refreshing – and full of bright summer flavors. It’s a great way to use up extra basil from your garden, and if you muddle it enough, you’ll get a beautiful green drink.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cocktail 1x


  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 68 fresh basil leaves
  • 2 ounces gin
  • For garnish: lemon slices,  basil leaves


  1. Combine basil, lemon juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Muddle until the basil leaves are crushed and fragrant.
  2.  Add the gin and fill the cocktail shaker with ice. Cover and shake until chilled.

  3. Strain into a prepared old fashioned glasses filled with ice.
  4. Garnish with fresh basil and a lemon slice before serving.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 186
  • Sugar: 14.8 g
  • Sodium: 1 mg
  • Fat: 0.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.2 g
  • Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 0.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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