Basil Smash


This refreshing drink created by the Clever Barkeep is exactly what you need to cool down after a long day. Made with Coldstream Clear Distillery vodka, lime juice and basil leaves, this drink is quick and easy to make. All that’s left is to sit back, relax and enjoy.


1.5 oz Coldstream Clear Vodka*
1 oz fresh lime juice
3/4 oz simple syrup**
4-5 fresh basil leaves


  1. Pick 4-5 fresh basil leaves and give them a good slap to release the oils. Add the leaves to a shaker tin with the remaining ingredients.
  2. Fill with ice, seal your cocktail shaker, and shake hard for a full 15 seconds.
  3. Strain into a rocks glass, garnish with a sprig of basil, and enjoy!

**To make simple syrup, combine equal parts sugar and water over medium heat until sugar dissolves.

Recipe provided by: Coldstream Clear Distillery (created by: The Clever Barkeep)

Source Guide:
*Purchase Coldstream Clear Vodka at their distillery store, Truro and farmers’ markets, the NSLC and Bishop’s Cellar.

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