Who came up with the brilliant Gin Basil Smash?

Drinks 18.11.2015

The Gin Basil Smash has truly catapulted its way onto bar menus around the world. But who was really behind this cocktail phenomenon? Find out in this background story, where we reveal the true history of the Gin Basil Smash.

A modern classic is celebrating its birthday. This homemade concoction has truly catapulted its way onto bar menus around the world with a recipe so simple you’ll want to kick yourself.  We know that the answers to life’s burning questions are often right in front of you. But who was really behind this cocktail phenomenon? Find out in this background story, where we reveal the true history of the Gin Basil Smash, all in the knowledge that taste is not the exclusive domain of the city.
“I never wanted all this”, says Jörg Meyer, somewhat mischievously. It was seven years ago, on July 10th, 2008 that the Gin Basil Smash first appeared on the Bitters Blog and began its triumphant campaign in conquest of the world’s bars. The Gin Basil Smash is the creation of Jörg Meyer, owner of Bar Le Lion and Boilerman in Hamburg, Germany. Mountains of articles have been written about this new cocktail classic, and nowadays it’s in the repertoire of virtually every bartender on the planet thanks to social media’s global interconnectivity and Mr. Meyer’s expertise at using it.
But what’s the real story behind the Gin Basil Smash, what is the true recipe, and what’s th…
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Gin Basil Smash

by Jörg Meyer / Le Lion, Hamburg, 2008

Recipe

60 ml of gin (lemon-based if possible)
½ lemon
One handful of basil leaves with stems
10-20 ml of sugar syrup

Preparation

Place the basil and lemon in a shaker and muddle them. Now add all of the other ingredients, full with ice cubes and shake vigorously for 10 to 15 seconds (10 – 15 times). Double strain in the guest’s ice-cube filled tumbler.





Glass

Tumbler

Garnish

Basil stem

Bildquelle: Basil & Hulk via Shutterstock. Postproduktion: Tim Klöcker.

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