Gently muddle basil in base of SHAKER with Gin (and ideally leave to stand for 10 minutes). ADD other ingredients, SHAKE with ice and fine strain into ice-filled glass.
3 Basil sprigs
Jörg says: better too much, than not enough, basil in this drink. He also specifies that the basil is muddled rather than just broken by the action of shaking as this produces a greener drink.
Adapted from a drink created in July 2008 by Jörg Meyer at Bar Le Lion, Hamburg, Germany. Jörg originally blogged that his new creation was called a Gin Pesto but it quickly became better known as the Gin Basil Smash.