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"An invigorating spin on a cocktail already close to perfection—the Gin Fizz, the Basil Gin Fizz, includes honey for a more complex sweetness and the herbaceous, floral notes of basil which help to highlight the botanicals of the gin.."

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Basil Gin Fizz

A classic gin fizz with all the floral botanical goodness backed up by the herbaceous and perfumed notes of basil.

Method

Take your Boston Glass or small tin and, using your jigger to measure, add the gin and sugar syrup to the shaker.

Using your Mexican elbow and your jigger to measure, squeeze 25ml of lemon juice and add it to the shaker.

Strip 5-10 basil leaves from their stems and add them to the shaker.

Fill your highball glass with cubed ice and, using your Hawthorne strainer and your fine strainer, double strain your cocktail into the glass.

Top with soda water and garnish with a lemon wedge and a basil leaf.

Serve and enjoy!

History

This cocktail is a refreshing twist on a very popular old cocktail known simply as a gin fizz, the fizz is the best known member of the fizz family, consisting of gin, lemon, sugar syrup and soda water.

Bartender and owner of Le Lion De Paris, Jörg Meyer created a riff on this drink, without the soda, in 2008. He named his basil-gin-smash ‘Gin Pesto’ and it went on to win “Best New Cocktail” at the 2008 Tales Of The Cocktail Spirited Awards.

Allergens
No common allergens to be found, although, since every body is different, we advise you check out this recipe's ingredients list just to be sure!
Ingredients

50ml Gin

25ml Lemon Juice

12.5ml Sugar Syrup

Handful of Basil Leaves

A Splash of Soda Water

Lemon Wedge and Basil Leaf to Garnish

Times:

Prep: 2 Minutes

Make: 30 Seconds

Total: 2 Minutes and 30 Seconds

Calories:

80 Calories

Servings:

Serves 1

Method

Take your Boston Glass or small tin and, using your jigger to measure, add the gin and sugar syrup to the shaker.

Using your Mexican elbow and your jigger to measure, squeeze 25ml of lemon juice and add it to the shaker.

Strip 5-10 basil leaves from their stems and add them to the shaker.

Fill your highball glass with cubed ice and, using your Hawthorne strainer and your fine strainer, double strain your cocktail into the glass.

Top with soda water and garnish with a lemon wedge and a basil leaf.

Serve and enjoy!

History

This cocktail is a refreshing twist on a very popular old cocktail known simply as a gin fizz, the fizz is the best known member of the fizz family, consisting of gin, lemon, sugar syrup and soda water.

Bartender and owner of Le Lion De Paris, Jörg Meyer created a riff on this drink, without the soda, in 2008. He named his basil-gin-smash ‘Gin Pesto’ and it went on to win “Best New Cocktail” at the 2008 Tales Of The Cocktail Spirited Awards.

Allergens
No common allergens to be found, although, since every body is different, we advise you check out this recipe's ingredients list just to be sure!
Recommended

This Refreshing and herbal twist on a classic gin fizz is perfect for those planning a summery menu or a gin-based selection for their mobile bar hire.

An invigorating spin on a cocktail already close to perfection—the Gin Fizz, the Basil Gin Fizz, includes honey for a more complex sweetness and the herbaceous, floral notes of basil which help to highlight the botanicals of the gin.

This is a perfect choice for gin lovers as it does such a good job of showcasing a gin’s floral, summery and herbaceous ingredients, if you have a particular favourite gin or want to know which gins might be perfect for this drink make sure to ask your event organiser about your options. We recommend using Gin Mare, a complex Mediterranean style gin that includes basil among its many botanicals.

This long drink has a fairly low ABV and would go well alongside some other long, summery and fruity cocktails, if your planning an event for the afternoon or just want a relaxed summer evening you could think about pairing it with a classic Pimms Cup, or even its older and more well-known cousin, the Tom Collins.

If gin’s your thing and you want a range of different styled drinks that all include this popular and versatile spirit there’s a wide and varied selection of cocktails to choose from, a great classic gin drink to pleasantly surprise your guests is the Corpse Reviver No.2, this classic Savoy cocktail features gin, dry vermouth and triple sec mixed in equal parts with lemon juice and a touch of absinthe, it packs a punch but in terms of flavour, is unique and perfectly balanced.

If you’re looking to include the Basil Gin Fizz as part of the menu for your bar hire and want to know more about what drinks might go well with it, don’t hesitate to ask your event organiser about your options, or check out some other gin-based, summery and long style drinks from our list.

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