Basil Smash Spritz Recipe

Elevate your dinner party with a Basil Smash Spritz, a cocktail that marries the potent kick of Navy Strength Gin with the refreshing zest of lemon and the aromatic flair of fresh basil. With its vibrant green hue and invigorating flavours, this cocktail is sure to become a favourite among your guests, offering a sophisticated twist on classic herbal cocktails.


  • 45ml Navy Strength Gin
  • 30ml of lemon juice
  • 15ml of simple syrup
  • Soda, to top up


  • 8 basil leaves


  • Shaker
  • Muddler
  • Hawthorne Strainer


  1. Begin by gently muddling 6-7 basil leaves in the shaker to release their essential oils, setting aside the remaining leaf for garnish.
  2. Add 45ml of Navy Strength Gin, 30ml of lemon juice and 15ml of simple syrup.
  3. Fill the shaker with ice and shake vigorously, ensuring the mixture is well-chilled and the flavours are fully integrated.
  4. Strain the concoction into a glass filled with ice.
  5. Top the glass with soda.
  6. Garnish with a basil leaf, presenting an elegant and aromatic finish.

Serve the Basil Smash Spritz immediately, offering your guests a burst of freshness and flavour that's as visually appealing as it is delicious. If you’re looking to mix other gin-based drinks, we invite you to try our Tropical Gin cocktail recipes, as well as other types of gin and cocktail recipes we have available.

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