So you mix the perfect Gin Basil Smash



Deep green, grassy Freshness: the Gin Basil Smash


A good Cocktail can be so easy. The Jörg Meyer, owner of the Hamburger Bar Le Lion, which is one of the best Bars in the world thought, in the year 2008. He is the inventor of a fizzy Gin Drinks, not only refreshing in the summer, but tastes great any Season of the year sparkling-fruity. The Ingredients? Actually, the only Gin, Basil, lemon juice and sugar syrup. The lush Green of the Basil gives the Cocktail a wonderful color; and the Gin, with its intense juniper aroma and traces of lemon or cucumber blends well with the grassy Freshness of the Basil and the acidity of the lemon.

The Gin Basil Smash was created from a Need. Jörg Meyer had opened a Bar (Le Lion) and needed a creative summer drinks. Somehow it did not work with the clientele even more. It looks very different today. As Jörg Meyer served the Cocktail the first Time and on Facebook published, spread the Gin-creation like wildfire in the social media. To The Right! Because the Cocktail is simply delicious. Now it is available in Germany, even Overseas, and many imitators. Even Basil lemonades are now available in the super market shelves. But be careful, in order to obtain the Green Drinks, are often given to dyes or other artificial substances added. Who would like to serve the Original Gin Basil Smash at home, the must easy to follow this recipe.

ingredients for the Gin Basil Smash

60 ml or 6 cl good Gin20 ml or 2 cl Zitronensaft6 – 8 Basilikumblätter20 ml or 2 cl of cane sugar syrup


Basil in the Shaker with a pestle and mortar, pressing down so that he can develop his grasiges aromatic, add all remaining ingredients, fill with ice cubes and shake vigorously. Through a fine hair sieve into an ice-filled Tumbler (short glass with a thick bottom) strain. And enjoy!


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