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5 from 6 votes

Solstice Grapefruit Basil Smash

Start your cocktail making journey with a delicious Solstice Grapefruit Basil Smash! Loaded with fresh citrus & green basil, floral gin is the highlight of this perfect at-home cocktail!
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Servings: 1 cocktail
Author: Jessie-Sierra Ross


  • 2 ounces freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 ounces of Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice Gin
  • 1.5 ounces simple syrup homemade or storebought
  • 1 generous handful fresh green basil
  • ice
  • Garnish of pink grapefruit rounds grapefruit zest, and edible flowers.


  • In the cup of a cocktail shaker, add the lemon juice.
  • Gently “smack” the fresh basil on your palm and add to the shaker cup.
  • Taking your muddler, gentle twist into the basil, releasing the essence.
  • Next, add the pink grapefruit juice, simple syrup, and Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice Gin.
  • Add a handful of ice, then close up the shaker.
  • Briskly shake your cocktail for 30 seconds, or until the shaker becomes nice and frosted. Put aside.
  • Fill a Double Old Fashioned glass with ice, and using either a strainer or a Cobbler-Shaker lid, strain the drink into the glass.
  • Garnish with your grapefruit or flowers, and enjoy!