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Coconut Basil Smash: Gin, Lemon, Basil, Coconut

coconut basil gimlet gin cocktail

Recently I got a book called “The Flavor Thesaurus” by Niki Segnit and it is PERFECT for coming up with cocktail flavor twists. It tells you what flavors pair well so that you’re not blindly trying things. (Which I also love to do. :P)

? ?Coconut Basil Smash ? ?

Course Drinks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 1


  • 2 parts gin
  • 1 part fresh lemon juice
  • .5 part simple syrup
  • 8 torn basil leaves
  • Shredded coconut, obliterated in a mortar and pestle
  • 1 splash coconut water


  1. Muddle coconut + basil in gin and then add all the other ingredients, shake and serve in cups rimmed with honey and coconut.

Tea towel is from the BARK shop.