Gin Basil Smash

Experience the refreshingly tasty combo of Tanqueray London Dry with sweet Basil and zesty lemon.

Gin Basil Smash


  • 50ml

    Tanqueray London Dry

  • 25ml

    Lemon juice

  • 15ml

    Sugar syrup

  • 8

    Fresh Basil Leaves

  • 1

    Basil Leaf (Garnish)

0 units of alcohol per serve


  • 1

    Rocks glass

  • 1

    Ice Scoop

  • 1


  • 1


  • 1

    Cocktail Shaker

  • 1

    Hawthrone Strainer



  • Preparation
    1. Shake all the liquid ingredients with Ice.
    2. Strain into an Ice-filled Rocks Glass.
    3. Garnish with a Basil Leaf.
  • Alcohol content

    Alcohol content

    17.2 g per serve

Interesting facts

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.