Little Friday – Gin Basil Smash
EAST is like coming home. Coming home from a hectic day. ‘Cause at EAST it’s time for you. So sit back and have a nice cocktail. Or three.
Thursdays we think are special. Because on Thursday evening your weekend starts with us. And we are not quite fuzzy about that. That’s why we spotlight one cocktail every Thursday evening for only €5!
On Thursday September 29 it’s up to the Gin Basil Smash.
About the Gin Basil Smash
The Smash – you probably know it by now. An ice-cold cocktail that can be made with different spirits and fruit or herbs. This time, it’s up to the Gin Basil Smash. Invented by Jörg Meyer, owner of Bar Le Lion in Hamburg, in 2008. Aromatic basil, gin and lime come together in this special cocktail.
In 2007, it was the Whiskey Smash that stole the show. But in 2008, gin was THE Spirit that bartenders continuously used for their cocktail creations. That’s why Jörg started creating a Gin Smash, but still with fresh mint. After a while he replaced this herb for basil after getting inspiration from a fellow chef. A true flavour explosion! Jörg called it the Gin Pesto, yet his guests were more into the simplicity of Gin Basil Smash.