Hernö Basil Smash
A modern era cocktail, created by the talented Jörg Meyer of the Lion in Hamburg 2008. Awarded Best New Cocktail at Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards the same year it quickly became a phenomenon in the business.
50 ml Hernö Old Tom Gin
1 bunch basil leaves, more than you think
25 ml fresh lemon juice
15 ml simple syrup
Place basil leaves and lemon juice in a shaker, gently muddle (smash) and top of with the rest of the ingredients. Shake vigorously and double strain into an ice-filled glass. Garnish with a couple of basil leaves.