Gin Basil Smash

We decided to make a really green drink in honor of our Kickstarter campaign for the Ice Chest. If you live in the northeastern US, you probably have also noticed an abundance of basil and we just had to take advantage!


  • 2 oz. Simple syrup
  • 6 Fresh basil leaves
  • 2 oz. lemon juice (fresh squeezed if possible)
  • 2 oz. gin (Hendrick's for us!)
  • Ice cubes & an ice ball

Add simple syrup, basil, and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker. Muddle aggressively to bring out the flavor of the basil. Pour in gin and add a bunch of ice. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Strain over an ice ball in a glass and garnish with a sprig of basil.

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