Refreshing Gin Basil Cocktail Recipe

6 Jun 2022

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Breaking news- summer is here! As your social calendar fills up with trips to the beach, baseball games, or our favorite - parties - you need a refreshing drink in hand. At the For Your party office we’ve been enjoying a refreshing gin basil cocktail that is crisp enough to cut through the summer heat. Best of all, it requires just four ingredients and comes together in minutes. 

This gin basil cocktail recipe would also make a great signature wedding cocktail for summer nuptials. It is just the right amount of effortless elegance that your guest will love. For parties big and small, For Your Party specializes in the custom details for the best days of your life. Even if you are having a small summer soiree, personalized cocktail napkins will bring your event to the next level.

gin basil cocktail recipe with custom napkin

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You can create custom cocktail napkins from scratch with our FYP Customizer and upload your photo, graphic, or logo, or browse our selection of hundreds of designs made by our in-house designers. Check out our shop by event page to find everything you need to throw the perfect party. All that’s left is to sip your gin basil cocktail and enjoy!

personalized cups with gin basil cocktail recipe


For one serving, you will need 

  • 2 ounces of gin (we used Hendrick’s) 

  • ¾ ounce simple syrup 

  • 1 ounce lemon juice

  • Basil leaves (and extra to garnish)

We recommend having all of your ingredients on hand so your gin basil cocktail will come together quickly. You will also need something to muddle the ingredients in. We used a shaker tin, but a wooden spoon and cup will also work in a pinch.

ingredients for gin basil cocktail recipe

Step One

Start by muddling the basil leaves. This will ensure that your basil flavor is bold and well blended. 

Step Two 

Add the remaining ingredients and ice into your shaker, then shake until chilled. 

Step 3

Strain your cocktail into desired glass, and garnish with basil leaves.

steps for making gin basil cocktail recipe


It’s as simple as that. Whether you are planning a wedding, cocktail party, or enjoying a drink at the end of your work day, we hope that you enjoy your refreshing gin basil cocktail. For all of your party accessory needs, we have you covered with custom cocktail napkins, etched glassware, and more. 

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