How To Make a Gin Basil Smash Drink Recipe

VOICE OVER: Rebecca Brayton
Created in Hamburg, Germany, the Gin Basil Smash is a great cocktail for summer. Combining gin, fresh lemon juice, fresh basil and sugar syrup, this simple and clean cocktail features both savory and sour elements. The creation of this drink uses a technique called muddling, which involves crushing and combining ingredients together in the bottom of the glass with the appropriate bar tool. In this video, we visit Montreal's historic Mount Stephen Club where Hendrick's gin brand ambassador Xavier Padovani shows how to make this popular cocktail featuring gin as its primary ingredient: The basil smash. For more information, click Here