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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


25ml Hope Mediterranean Gin
1 packet of pitted black olives
A generous handful of fresh basil, washed
1 lemon, juiced
200ml tonic water


Basil and a few olives


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


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