Brazil Basil Smash

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Discerning Drinkers (5 ratings)

Serve in an

Old-fashioned glass

Photographed in an

Urban Bar Freddo Old Fashioned

Garnish:

Basil sprigs bouquet

How to make:

MUDDLE basil in base of shaker. Add other ingredients, SHAKE with ice and fine strain into glass filled with crushed ice.

12 fresh Basil leaves
2 fl oz Cachaça
3/4 fl oz Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
1/2 fl oz Sugar syrup 'rich' (2 sugar to 1 water, 65.0°Brix)
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Review:

Basil flavours combine brilliantly with cachaça's funky notes in this frappé served riff on Joerg's contemporary classic Gin Basil Smash.

History:

Adapted from a recipe created in 2011 by Joerg Meyer at his Le Lion Bar de Paris in Hamburg, Germany. A tribute to Brazil's famous Caipirinha cocktail, Joerg created this for a bar show in Rotterdam and says, "I did a fun talk, playing John Garuku was my Head Bartender on Stage. :)"

Alcohol content:

  • 1.4 standard drinks
  • 19.85% alc./vol. (39.7° proof)
  • 19.4 grams of pure alcohol
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