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Blackberry & Basil Gin Smash

Blackberry & Basil Gin Smash | Zestful Kitchen

The best of summer comes together in this herbaceous gin cocktail made with blackberries, basil, and fresh lemon juice.

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Ingredients

4 blackberries

1 teaspoon granulated sugar

68 large basil leaves

2 ounces gin

1 ounce fresh lemon juice

Ice

Chilled club soda

Blackberries and basil leaves for garnish

Instructions

Muddle blackberries and sugar in a cocktail shaker. Add basil and lightly muddle until fragrant. Add gin and lemon juice then fill shaker with ice, secure lid, and shake vigorously until thoroughly chilled. Strain into a Collins glass filled with ice and top off with chilled club soda. Garnish with blackberries and basil leaves.