⏰ 1-2 minutes 🍸 Unique 💰 Affordable 🏃‍♀️ Slow

The Basil Smash is an unusual cocktail as it features the Basil herb as one of the main components, basically making it one of your five a day. The original Basil Smash was created by Jörg Meyer of the Le Lion Bar de Paris (Hamburg) in 2008. It won the “Best New Cocktail” at the 2008 Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards.


  • 1 & 1/2 shots (40ml) x Gin (We used Hendrick’s Gin)
  • 1 shot (25ml) x Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 shot (10ml) x Sugar Syrup
  • 15 x Basil Leaves + Some for Garnish


  1. Gently muddle the basil leaves and the lemon juice in a shaker.
  2. Add the simple syrup and Gin and top up with ice.
  3. Give the shaker a good shake forcefully for a few minutes.
  4. Strain the mixture into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with basil leaves.
  5. Then Sip & Enjoy!
Gin1 & 1/2 x shots (40ml)1.50£0.68
Lemon Juice1 shot (25ml)0.00£0.02
Sugar Syrup 1/2 x shot (10ml) 0.00£0.15
Basil LeavesAround 18 Leaves0.00£0.05
180ml1.50£0.90 | $1.11* | €1.04*

*Based off open Open Exchange Rates from GBP total.