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Peach Basil Gin Smash

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Last Updated on October 5, 2021 by The Noms

Peaches are a great late summer fruit, and this simple 4 ingredient cocktail is a must make, so make this Gin Smash as soon as you can with fresh peaches!

 

Do you have some extra basil? Love peaches? Love gin? The perfect summer drink for you, a Peach Basil Gin Smash is here! This variation on the modern Basil Gin Smash is light, combining peppery basil with sweet peach and botanical gin. We think it’s summer in a glass. As you know, we love drinking herbs all season long, and this summer cocktail is just perfect!

 

Orange cocktail in silver rimmed glass, basil leaves on top, black jigger

 

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Peach Basil Gin Smash

The Basil Gin Smash is a cocktail made with gin, basil and fresh lemon juice, a variation on the popular Whiskey Smash. It was a first published recipe in 1887, the Whiskey Smash has lemon, mint, sugar and crushed ice in a refreshing summer cocktail. Substitute basil and gin into it, and you end up with a Gin Smash.

 

Peach basil gin smash cocktail, orange cocktail in silver rimmed glass, black barspoon and jigger, basil as garnish

 

The gin variation was invented in 2008 by Jöerg Meyer, owner of the Bar Le Lion in Germany, who posted the recipe on the website. This Basil Gin Smash became a success and is now made all around the world in many bars. Here is an article with more information about the development and evolving of this Gin Smash.

 

Orange cocktail in silver rimmed glass, basil leaves on top, black jigger

 

 

More Basil and Herbal Cocktails

We use fresh herbs in cocktails all the time in the summer! Here are a few more for you!

 

Peach basil gin smash cocktail, orange cocktail in silver rimmed glass, black barspoon and jigger, basil as garnish

 

Other Variations

– Mint: A great sub of herb for the basil, mint and peaches play very well together!

Collins: This cocktail, but in a taller form. Topped with sparkling water or club soda, but served in a highball, makes for a refreshing summer sip.

Sage: This herb is also a great choice for a peach cocktail. The earthy scent and flavor of sage makes for a complex drink.

 

Peach basil gin smash cocktail, orange cocktail in silver rimmed glass, black barspoon and jigger, basil as garnish

 

Other Peach Cocktails

 

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Pink cocktail in tall glass with sage leaves garnish

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Blueberry Smash

 

Other Smash Cocktails

 

Peach basil gin smash cocktail, orange cocktail in silver rimmed glass, black barspoon and jigger, basil as garnish
Yield: 1

Peach Basil Gin Smash

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

A Peach Basil Gin Smash is a great sipper, and is so easy to make! 4 ingredients and you have a lovely and flavorful gin cocktail!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Combine peach slices and basil simple syrup in bottom of shaker. Muddle until peaches are broken up.
  2. Add in gin and lime juice, plus ice.
  3. Shake and double strain into glass filled with crushed ice.
  4. Garnish with basil leaves or peach slices if desired.
  5. Cheers!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 229Total Fat: .2gSodium: 12mgCarbohydrates: 20.7gFiber: 1.3gSugar: 7.4gProtein: .8g

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