Gin Smash

The Gin Smash was invented by Harry Johnson in 1895 as part of his "Bartender's Guide." It was a popular drink in the late 1800s. Moreover, It became a staple in bars, and was a favorite of Ernest Hemingway. It is a new two-in-one drink that combines classic gin with fresh basil to create a refreshing cocktail. Basically, it is made from two ingredients: gin and iced tea with iced lemon juice. The original recipe calls for equal parts iced tea and iced lemon juice, but modern recipes often use less tea to make it easier to drink without diluting the alcohol.

Spirit Used


1 Sugar cube
8 Fresh mint leaves
1 Ounce Soda water
2 Ounce Gin
Orange wheel and/or maraschino cherry, lemon twist


1. Muddle mint and sugar cube in old-fashioned glass.
2. Add soda water and mix to dissolve sugar.
3. Add gin and ice and stir.
4. Garnish with orange wheel and/or cherry and the lemon twist.
5. Serve in an Old-Fashioned Glass.

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