Durham, N.C. — Warmer weather calls for refreshing cocktails – check out this southern inspired recipe from Durham Distillery.
The recipe makes two drinks.
Conniption Gin Basil Smash
- 2-3 basil leaves
- 2 oz. Conniption American Dry Gin
- 1 oz. fresh-squeezed lemon juice
- 1 oz. simple syrup
- 8 drops Crude Rizzo Bitters
- 2-3 oz. club soda
Tear up basil leaves and muddle gin with the leaves for 20 to 30 seconds in a cocktail shaker (no ice). Add lemon juice, simple syrup and bitters, and shake. Split into two rocks glasses with ice and top with 2 or 3 ounces of club soda (or to taste).
Stir and enjoy!
Editor’s Note: This recipe originally appeared in Durham Magazine.
Durham Distillery is one of dozens of local vendors you’ll see at TASTE 2017, a four-day celebration of food and drink in April. WRAL Out and About is a sponsor of TASTE 2017.