A Jolly Green Basil Gin Cocktail for St Paddy’s Day!

Words: Crush

We may not be in Ireland, but you know what they say – ‘Everybody is Irish on St Patrick’s Day’! That’s why Cape Town Gin & Spirits Company is joining the celebrations in the good ol’ Irish spirit by sharing a delicious green cocktail recipe for everyone to make the most of this lucky holiday.

So, get your leprechaun tights and your pot of gold and try out this cocktail!

Basil Smash Cocktail

A green gin cocktail is like a four-leaf clover; hard to find and lucky to have!

Cape Town Gin St Paddy's Gin CocktailWhat You’ll Need

5-6 fresh basil leaves
50 ml Cape Town Classic Dry Gin
15 ml lemon juice
10 ml simple syrup*
clover or basil leaves for garnish

How to make

Muddle the basil leaves in the base of the shaker before you add the rest of the ingredients and ice. Shake well for 15 – 20 seconds and strain into a tall glass with ice. Garnish with clovers and enjoy!

(*You can also opt to infuse a simple syrup with fresh basil leaves to make a basil simple syrup.)

The Cape Town Gin & Spirits Company

The Cape Town Gin & Spirits Company (est. 2015) launched the super-premium Cape Town Gin brand as a truly South African gin. Distilled and bottled locally, our gins have a distinctly South African flavour and celebrate the vibrant diversity and inspiring creative energy of Cape Town. The award-winning range of Cape Town Classic Dry Gin, Cape Town The Pink Lady Gin, Cape Town Rooibos Red Gin and Cape Town Black Rhino Gin have captivated the palates of South Africa.

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