Basil smash

Total time: 20m
Preparation Time: 20m

For 4 people

Nutritional Information

Contains 204 Kcal, 0g Protein, 17g Carbohydrates, 0g Fat


  • Sugar syrup
  • 5 tbsp sugar
  • 5 tbsp water
  • Basil smash
  • 1 bunch basil, leaves torn off, a little set aside
  • 12 tbsp gin (approx. 200 ml)
  • 8 tbsp lemon juice
  • ice cube
  • Utensils
  • One airtight jam jar (approx. 500 ml) and 4 glasses (approx. 200 ml each)

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  • Sugar syrup

    Bring the sugar and water to the boil in a small pan, simmer until the sugar has dissolved, leave to cool.
  • Basil smash

    Fill the glasses with ice cubes. Place ¼ of the basil in the jam jar, crush gently with a ladle. Add 3 tbsp of gin, 2 tbsp of lemon juice and 2 tbsp of sugar syrup, fill the jar with ice cubes, seal tightly. Shake the jar well for approx. 30 secs. Pour the cocktail through a sieve and into a jar, garnish with the reserved basil leaves. Repeat this step three more times.
  • Tip:

    The sugar syrup can also be made in larger quantities. The sugar to water ratio always remains the same. Bottled and stored in a cool place, this drink will last approx. 1 month.

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