Gin Basil Smash

From Epicurious

April 20, 2018

Ingredients

Syrup
  • 1 cup demerara sugar
  • 1 cup water
Cocktail
  • Small bunch basil leaves (about 10)
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • ⅔ ounce simple syrup
  • 2 ounces gin
  • Basil sprig, for garnish

Instructions

For the simple syrup:

Make the simple syrup by heating the sugar and water in a saucepan over medium heat. Do not boil. Stir until the sugar dissolves, about 3–5 minutes, then remove pan from stove. Cool and transfer to a clean bottle or jar. Cover and refrigerate. 

For the cocktail:

Make the cocktail by muddling the basil leaves with lemon juice and simple syrup. Add ice and gin and shake. Double-strain into a chilled cocktail glass with ice. Garnish with a basil sprig. 

Ingredients

Syrup
  • 1 cup demerara sugar
  • 1 cup water
Cocktail
  • Small bunch basil leaves (about 10)
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • ⅔ ounce simple syrup
  • 2 ounces gin
  • Basil sprig, for garnish
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