honey basil bourbon smash


A smash is a sweet icy drink with herbs and fruit. Our version mixes pungent basil and bright orange with honey.  Pure sunshine! 

Mix together

2 oz. bourbon

2 oz. orange juice

1 oz basil syrup

Pour over a glass filled with crushed ice.

garnish with a basil leaf.


Skipping the alcohol? 

substitute gingerale, sparkling apple cider, or tea.

Honey basil syrup


1/4 cup honey

1/4 cup water

10 fresh basil leaves

Heat honey and water until boiling. turn off heat.  add basil leaves and steep until cool. pour into a clear glass jar and refrigerate for up two two months.

Tip: hot processed syrups will keep longer than cold-processed syrups.   It's a good idea to date and label all simple syrups, especially if you have several different 

kinds in the fridge.  Throw out any syrups that are cloudy or have cloud like things floating in them.