2 oz Gin, Beefeater
1 oz Lemon juice (1/2 lemon)
2⁄3 oz Simple syrup
20 lf Basil
1 lf Basil (as garnish)

Muddle 1/2 lemon with large handful basil, add simple and test for sweetness. Add ice and gin, shake, double strain, rocks-filled frozen old fashioned glass


Originally posted as 5cl gin. Updated to reflect video from Le Lion

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Posted by Guenni on 8/09/2011
Created by
Jörg Meyer, Le Lion, Hamburg, Germany
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  • Added a few Thai basil leaves to spice it up a bit.. super tasty drink
  • Very tasty, although the basil and lemon is almost overpowering
  • Paula Garner
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bochi commented on 8/11/2011:

The Gin Basil Smash was created by Jörg Meyer (Le Lion, Hamburg - Germany) in 2008.

Dan commented on 8/11/2011:

Moderated to provide method and reflect gin quantity from oh gosh video.