Strawberry Basil Smash! Best Summer Cocktail Recipe!

Summer is almost here and with it comes delicious summer cocktails. This week we've got our hands on some delicious Rainfall Distillery Gin infused with Southern Forests Pinot Noir & Strawberry. Hailing from Western Australia's beautiful Southern Karri Forests, Rainfall Distillery are truly a gin lovers dream. This amazing gin is packed with the delicious sweetness of strawberry, to the rich dry notes of Pinot Noir.

This perfectly balanced Gin is an absolute must have for any home bartender or mixology enthusiast. 

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  • A handful of fresh basil leaves
  • 60ml Rainfall Strawberry Gin
  • 30ml Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 20ml Giffard Strawberry Syrup
  • Ice cubes
  • Additional basil leaves for garnish


  1. Gather Your Ingredients: Before you begin crafting this cocktail, ensure you have all the necessary ingredients at your disposal. You can conveniently find them online at

  2. Muddle Basil Leaves: Take a few fresh basil leaves and gently muddle them in a cocktail shaker. Alternatively you can just throw them in the shaker for an almost identical result.

  3. Add Rainfall Strawberry Gin: Pour 60ml (or 2 oz) of Rainfall Strawberry Gin into the shaker. This exquisite gin is infused with the essence of Australian Rain, Strawberry and Pinot Noir, creating a unique and refreshing base for your cocktail.

  4. Squeeze in Lemon Juice: Next, add 30ml (or 1 oz) of freshly squeezed lemon juice to the shaker. The tartness of lemon will balance the sweetness of the strawberries and syrup.

  5. Sweeten with Strawberry Syrup: To enhance the strawberry flavour, incorporate 20ml (or 0.67 oz) of Giffard Strawberry Syrup into the mix. This syrup not only adds sweetness but also amplifies the fruity notes in your cocktail.

  6. Shake with Ice: Fill your cocktail shaker with ice cubes, ensuring it's well-packed. Shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds until the mixture is thoroughly chilled.

  7. Strain and Serve: Using a fine strainer, pour your Strawberry and Basil Gin Smash into a lowball or rocks glass filled with fresh ice. This step helps ensure a silky-smooth texture.

  8. Garnish with Basil: Finally, garnish your cocktail with a few basil leaves. This not only adds a touch of elegance but also releases more of that delightful basil aroma with each sip.


Now, you're ready to savour the Strawberry and Basil Gin Smash, a vibrant and enchanting concoction that marries the sweetness of strawberries with the herbal grace of basil, all accentuated by the distinctive Rainfall Strawberry Gin.

Whether you're unwinding on a lazy Sunday or hosting a girls' night in, this cocktail is sure to impress. Don't forget to visit for all your cocktail ingredient needs, and let the Strawberry and Basil Gin Smash be the star of your next gathering. Cheers to sweet sips and even sweeter moments!