Simplicity often impresses me more than complexity. While cocktails can get wildly complicated and still taste amazing, I find that the “minimalist” cocktails are incredibly enjoyable if they are made with the right ingredients.
The Gin Basil Smash gets its vibrant green color from fresh basil (six leaves). Built on the foundation of gin (two ounces) and brought to life with lemon juice (half-ounce) and simple syrup (half ounce), this cocktail is a very crisp, balanced and refreshing beverage.
Grab your shaker and give this delicious cocktail a try! You will find the transformation of color to be incredibly satisfying.
– Shane Swor is passionate about food, beverages, and experiences. Through travel, he seeks to expand his understanding of these things through culture.