Tanqueray London Dry
Fresh Basil Leaves
Basil Leaf (Garnish)
0 units of alcohol per serve
- Shake all the liquid ingredients with Ice.
- Strain into an Ice-filled Rocks Glass.
- Garnish with a Basil Leaf.
17.2 g per serve
The Gin Basil Smash was originally named the Gin Pesto.
History of the drink
The Gin Basil Smash was invented in 2008 by German bartender Jörg Meyer, who was inspired by the classic Whiskey Smash cocktail. Meyer wanted to create a cocktail that showcased the flavours of fresh herbs and citrus – the Gin Basil Smash was born. The cocktail is typically made with gin, fresh basil leaves, lemon juice and simple syrup. It’s often garnished with a sprig of basil or a slice of lemon.