Blackberry & Basil Gin Smash | Zestful Kitchen

Blackberry & Basil Gin Smash

  • Author: Lauren Grant | Zestful Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 cocktail 1x


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



4 blackberries

1 teaspoon granulated sugar

68 large basil leaves

2 ounces gin

1 ounce fresh lemon juice


Chilled club soda

Blackberries and basil leaves for garnish


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.