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Black Olive & Basil Smash

A more savoury take on a traditional Basil Smash, when you’re after something slightly longer and refreshing

Recipe created for Hope Distillery by Georgia East

ingredients
25ml Hope Mediterranean Gin1 packet of pitted black olivesA generous handful of fresh basil, washed1 lemon, juiced200ml tonic water
Garnish
Basil and a few olives
Preparation
In a mortar and pestle, roughly smash about 3-4 olives with a few sprigs of basil. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the basil-olive mixture, the lemon juice and the gin. Shake to combine and infuse the gin. Pour into a tumbler filled with ice and top up with tonic water. Garnish with fresh basil and a few black olives skewered on a cocktail stick
Serve
On the rocks