Basil Smash Cocktail

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Our resident mixologist, Simon Ho, treated us to this savoury and slightly sweet cocktail, featuring basil and fresh ginger, and now he's passing it along you! One sip and it may become your new favourite.

basil_smash1.jpg5 leaves fresh basil
1 tsp chopped ginger
2 oz. gin
2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tbsp simple syrup
club soda
ice

  1. In a shaker glass, add ice, then basil leaves and ginger. Use a muddler to press leaves and ginger against ice cubes.
  2. Add gin, lemon juice and simple syrup.
  3. Shake and strain into cocktail glass filled with ice. Top with club soda and garnish with an extra basil leaf. Cheers!

Simon Ho makes cocktails for a living at The Drake Hotel.

 

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