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Two pale green cocktails garnished with basil.

Gin Basil Smash

With only 4 ingredients and a soft herbal flavor this pretty pale green cocktail practically screams summer! Basil and gin are a match made in heaven!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 195kcal


  • Muddler
  • Hawthorne Strainer
  • Boston Cocktail Shaker
  • Jigger


  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce lemon juice fresh squeezed
  • ¾ ounce simple syrup
  • 10 basil leaves plus a sprig for garnish


  • Place basil leaves in a cocktail shaker and add lemon juice and simple syrup.
  • Muddle the basil with the juice and syrup by gently pressing on in a few times.
  • Add gin and ice to the shaker. Place the lid on it and shake for 10-15 seconds.
  • Strain into an ice filled rocks glass. Garnish with basil sprig.



Simple syrup - equal parts water and sugar, heated and stirred until the sugar dissolves. 


Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 211IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Iron: 1mg