Dorset Gin

Basil Smash

The crowd pleaser.

We have served these beauties on our event bars since day dot, and they never failed to put smiles on faces. The ultimate sweet ‘n sour combination with the added savoury perfume of fresh basil. It’s a hard one to beat!


  • 50ml Dorset Dry Gin
  • 25ml fresh lemon juice
  • 15-25ml sugar syrup (to taste)
  • 5 or so basil leaves


Place all your ingredients into a cocktail shaker with a lot of ice and shake vigorously – the phrase ‘Hulk Smash!’ comes to mind. Pour through a sieve into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with basil leaves – giving these a clap between your hands to make their fragrance pop. Basil… smashed.

Want to mix this up at home?