Gin Basil Smash Recipe

gin basil smashIn the mid-2000s, Germany made a mark on the cocktail map with simple yet deliciously considered drinks, such as the Gin Basil Smash from Jörg Meyer.

2 oz. gin
¾ oz. fresh lemon juice
¾ oz. simple syrup (1:1)
2-3 sprigs fresh basil
Tools: muddler, shaker, strainer, fine strainer
Glass: rocks
Garnish: basil leaf

Muddle the basil in a shaker and add the other ingredients. Add ice and shake to chill. Fine-strain into an ice-filled glass and garnish.

Jörg Meyer, Le Lion, Hamburg