The Duke (Limited Edition) – Gin Basil Smash

Wow, too much time went by since the last post. Sorry for that! But the next one is coming straight outta Munich! For a few weeks, bottles with all different kind of spirits keep flying in. This time: The Duke Gin from Munich. Actually I tried a Duke in Munich once, while I was visiting with my brother and a craftstore thought it would be a good idea to hand out Duke Tonic samples at 11 a.m.. But you know what? Of course it was a good idea! (Btw. check out #daydrinking on Instagram and wherever..) Duke Gin is a destillate from 13 botanicals with a classic but very clear taste. What might make this Gin special are ingrediences like lavender, cubeb, malt and hop, that makes it taste smooth with its high alcoholic content of 45%.
Since August last year, Duke Gin is released as a limited art edition in collaboration with artists from the art collective FYFY. Three artists created three different pairs of bottles, a "Magic Munich Edition", a "Copper Edition" and a "Gin of Life Edition". My favorite one is the Copper Edition in Black. What a wonder, that this one was in my package as well 🙂
So I was thinking about a great drink to prepare with Duke Gin and I think a little Basil Smash seems to be a good addition to this blog and is still missing. Of course I don't want to mess up the original recipe from Mr. Meyer of the Le Lion Bar, but there is always a little twist depending on the type and amount of Gin you use. I'm gonna go with 6cl of Gin but more is always better..

6 cl Duke Gin
2 cl Freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 cl Simple Sirup
A bunch of fresh basil (get really good one from your local market)

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Basil leaf

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Place all ingredients in a shaker and muddle gently.
Add ice cubes and give it a good shake.
Strain into chilled tumbler over fresh ice. Garnish.

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Production pic from Duke Gin



2 Kommentare

  1. Thanks a lot for the nice article. Really hop you enjoyed your Gin Basil Smash.

    Cheers from THE DUKE,


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