Gin Basil Smash & Tonic

Gin Basil Smash & Tonic

A twist on the modern-day classic cocktail created by the famous bartender, Jörg Meyer. Bombay Sapphire muddled with caster sugar, lemon & a generous handful of basil, shaken & lengthened – in our version – with Fever-Tree Cucumber Tonic.

UNITS OF ALCOHOL 1

KCAL 121

ALCOHOL VOLUME 7.20%

COCKTAIL FLAVOUR PROFILE

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ingredients

Ingredients

  • 25ml Bombay Sapphire
  • 2 bar spoons caster sugar
  • 2 lemon wheels
  • 9 basil leaves including stalks
  • 50ml Fever-Tree Cucumber Tonic (chilled & freshly opened)
  • 1 single basil leaf
glassware and barware

Glassware & Barware

  • Stemless wine glass
  • Long twisted bar spoon
  • Measuring device
  • Boston shaker
  • Hawthorne & fine strainer
  • Bottle opener for the tonic water

Method

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Step

1

Using the flat end of a bar spoon, carefully muddle the lemon wheels with the caster sugar

Step

2

Add the basil leaves & stalks, muddle again for 10 to 15 seconds before adding the Bombay Sapphire

Step

3

Shake really well with cubed ice

Step

4

Add the cucumber tonic to the shaker & briefly swirl

STEP

5

Fill a stemless wine glass with cubed ice & fine strain the liquid into the glass

bartenders top tips

Bartender top tips

This cocktail doesn’t sound super experimental, with the combination of gin with basil, sugar and lemon juice but it’s the years of experience of bartenders like Jorge Meyer (the original creator of this drink), to perfect and reperfect an idea to make it the very best that it can be. Here at Bombay Sapphire, we heartily recommend that you spend time on Instagram following famous bartenders, like Jörg, for more cocktail creativity.

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