The basil Smash was created in 2008 by Jörg Meyer of the Lion in Hamburg. It quickly became a phenomenon and won the “Best New Cocktail” award at the 2008 Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards.
6 cl of Gin
6 cl of fresh squeezed lime juice
3 cl of sugar syrup
Hendrick’s Gin (Used by Meyer when he first created the cocktail)
Berkeley Square Gin (gentle herbal tones)
Whisky – Tumbler.
Add all ingredients in a ( cold ) shaker , add a lot of ice ( 10 icecubes at least ),shake it vigorously 15 sec, fine strain ( double filter ), add extra ice cubes.
One head of Basil.