Gin Basil Smash Pitcher

The Gin Basil Smash was created by Karen MacNeil, who is a New York Times best-selling author and bartender. Her gin and basil smash recipe has been around for many years and is very popular with gin drinkers. The name of the drink comes from its smashing muddling technique and that it is made with gin and basil. The first time the Gin Basil Smash was made it used to be called the "Gin Basil Smash Muddle." The drink is popular with bartenders because of its simplicity to make, as well as how refreshing it tastes. It is a drink that has the flavors of jalapeno, ginger and honey. Moreover, It is easy to prepare and can be served along with other cocktails or mocktails.

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7.5 ounces simple syrup
30-40 basil leaves
15 ounces lemon juice
30 ounces Gin
Lemon slices for garnish


1. In a pitcher, muddle the simple syrup, basil leaves, and lemon juice.
2. Add gin and vigorously stir.
3. Strain the mixture into another pitcher filled with ice.
4. Garnish with a few lemon slices.

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