Sweet yet with hints of herby basil. My Mediterranean Gin Basil Smash made with strawberries, honey and lemon is a very popular choice to make at home.
Strawb-Basil Mediterranean Smash
Gin Cocktail with Basil & Strawberry
A Gin Cocktail with Basil is a popular trend right now. Basil brings a strong, pungent, often sweet smell and aroma to any cocktail. Combine with our herbaceous Mercato Mediterranean Gin, the bitter sweetness of lemon juice and honey, chuck in some juicy strawberries, and you've got yourself an absolutely gorgeous Gin Cocktail.
40ml MERCATO Mediterranean Gin
100-150ml Soda Water
2-3 juicy strawberries
25ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
15ml clear honey
Plenty of cubed ice
YOU ALSO NEED
Get a cocktail shaker or medium glass jar with lid.
Chop the strawberries and add them to the shaker/jar.
With the end of a wooden spoon muddle the strawberries until they're smashed.
Add 40ml herbaceous and zesty MERCATO Mediterranean Gin.
Add the honey.
Squeeze in the juice of half a lemon.
Give it all a stir until the honey has dissolved.
Add a couple of leaves of fresh basil.
Add in 6-8 ice cubes.
Close the shaker/jar TIGHT and give it a good old SHAKE for 10 seconds.
Next, get your serving glass of choosing (we like a copa balloon glass, or a glass jar for something a bit quirkier) and add in plenty of cubed ice.
Now, strain the liquid in (using a tea strainer) into your glass, over the ice.
Top with soda water.
Garnish the top with a strawberry and a fresh basil leaf.
Sit back and enjoy your Strawb-Basil Smash Mediterranean Gin Cocktail!
Check out our popular Mercato Mediterranean Gin Gift Set, which contains a bottle of 'Mercato' Gin plus an assortment of 15 craft tonics and mixers and a special Mediterranean cocktail recipe booklet.