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Limoncello Gin Basil Smash Cocktail

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Yield 1 drink
Category Cocktails / Drinks
Cuisine American/Italian


A refreshing take on the classic gin basil smash cocktail made with Limoncello!


  • 4 basil leaves
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 ounces London dry gin, such as Bloom
  • ¾ ounce Limoncello
  • ½ ounce St. Germain (elderflower liqueur)


  • Halve lemon and juice; set juice aside.
  • Cut spent lemon halves in half again; add two lemon pieces to a cocktail shaker with basil. Muddle lemon and basil until thoroughly smashed and fragrant.
  • Add gin, 1 ounce lemon juice, Limoncello and St Germain.
  • Fill shaker with ice and shake vigorously until well-chilled.
  • Strain into a coupe or martini glass and garnish with a basil leaf. Alternatively, you can serve this over ice in a rocks glass.


Feel free to mix up the liquor you add! Vodka or tequila would both be great options.
In addition to mixing up the liquors, you can also mix up the fresh herbs. Try mint, thyme or even rosemary.


Serving: 1 drinkCalories: 250kcalCarbohydrates: 11gSodium: 7mgSugar: 11g
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