How to Make a Gin Basil Smash
Watch more How to Make Gin Drinks videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/198-How-to-Make-Gin-Drinks Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Learn to make a gin basil smash following these simple steps. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Add basil to shaker Tear off about 10 basil leaves into a cocktail shaker, and add a dash of the lemon juice and dash of the simple syrup. Step 2: Muddle ingredients Muddle the ingredients in the cocktail shaker with the muddler. Step 3: Add syrup Add the rest of the lemon juice, simple syrup, and gin to the cocktail shaker, along with ice. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Step 4: Fill a glass Fill a glass with ice and then double strain the drink into the glass. Garnish with a basil sprig. Cheers! Did You Know? The name "basil" is derived from the Greek _basileus_, meaning "king," as it was said to have a royal fragrance.