Sponsored: Gin Basil Smash - Created by Joerg Meyer
A new category of gin has spawned a new generation of gin cocktails. One of Charlotte’s favorites, and surely a new classic cocktail, is the Gin Basil Smash created by Joerg Meyer in 2008 at Le Lion Bar in Hamburg, Germany. A true celebration of basil and the botanicals in gin, this cocktail is perfect for any time of year but best suited for a warm, sunny day.
8 to 10 leaves fresh basil
3/4 part simple syrup
3/4 part fresh lime juice
2 parts Hendrick’s Gin
Muddle the basil with the simple syrup.
Shake with ice.
Fill rocks glass with crushed ice.
Strain cocktail over ice.
Garnish with basil leaves and cucumber slice.