Strawberry Gin Smash


Strawberry Gin Smash

We have another smashing good drink — the Strawberry Gin Smash. Combining strawberry, basil, and a little sweetness, then finishing with a splash of gin, makes for one smooth libation.

The smash cocktail is over a century old, and probably one of the easiest drinks to make. Besides a spirit, it usually consists of seasonal fruit, and an herb, along with a sweetener, over ice.


4 cocktails

Total Time

Print Recipe

Share Recipe


Test Kitchen Tip

If you don’t want strawberry bits in your drink, strain the syrup after it’s had a chance to cool.


Heat chopped strawberries, water, sugar, and basil leaves in a saucepan over high to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, simmer syrup until sugar dissolves and flavors infuse, 10 minutes; crush strawberries with a potato masher. Let strawberry syrup cool to room temperature; discard basil leaves, transfer to a pitcher, and chill until ready to serve.

Stir gin and lemon juice into strawberry syrup; divide among four glasses filled with crushed ice and top with desired amount of club soda.

Garnish drinks with basil, whole strawberries, and lemon slices.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per cocktail

Calories: 208

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0g 0%

Saturated Fat 0g 0%

Cholesterol 0mg 0%

Sodium 21mg 0%

Carbs 23g 7%

Protein 0g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Reviews ()

Add Review

Latest Cuisine Issue Cover

Subscribe Today and Get 4 Free Digital Books!