#PinterestWins: Gin Basil Smash – life+running

#PinterestWins: Gin Basil Smash

My favorite drink in the entire world is a bloody mary margarita gin basil smash*.

Basil’s in season now and it’s all over the freakin’ place. I don’t have it growing in my yard like I did the one year that I ended up with a bush of basil (sadly I can’t find this on my blog anywhere), but my family has a lot of it growing and has been sharing with me.

I consulted Pinterest for an easy recipe for a gin basil smash. We had the smash as a featured cocktail at our wedding, but the recipe we used included pre-making basil-infused simple syrup. I wanted a fresh gin basil smash so I could try out our new cocktail set and muddler that Mark got for his birthday from both sets of parents.

I came across this recipe from The Kitchen Magpie and gave it a whirl. I was definitely pleased with the outcome.

gin basil smash + blueberry ice cubes // lifeplusrunning.com

The Kitchen Magpie’s Gin Basil Smash recipe gets my easy and yummy seal of Pinterest recipe approvals, and is now on my Pinterest Wins board. 🙂

I even added some fancy-ass blueberry ice cubes to it to make my drink look super-freakin’ fancy.

gin basil smash + blueberry ice cubes // lifeplusrunning.com


What’s your favorite cocktail (or mocktail if you’re non-alcoholic)?

*We’re big fans of cocktail hour in this household …


2 Comment

  1. Carmen says: Reply

    Yummy. This looks incredible. I love the fancy blueberry ice cubes. :]

    1. Calee says: Reply

      Thanks! 🙂

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