Gatsby Cocktail: Basil Gin Fizz

The 1920s was the era of prohibition. It was illegal to drink alcohol, yet ironically more was drunk than ever before. Americans sneakily brewed and sold their own beverages on the black market, and it became in vogue to drink exotic and exciting cocktails. Gin, in particular was hugely popular during bootlegging times, and many people actually made it at home in their bath tubs!So, in celebration of The Great Gatsby film release, here is Alison at Home’s Head of Product Development and former mixologist Erika Foster’s modern twist on a 1920s favourite- a Basil Gin Fizz. All you need now is a dazzling dress to wear whilst sipping it…

Gatsby Cocktail: Basil Gin Fizz


  • 4 Basil Leaves Torn
  • Juice of 1/2 a small lemon
  • 1/2 Organic Elderflower Cordial
  • 1 1/2 Gin
  • 3 Club Soda


  1. 1. In the bottom of a chilled, tall glass muddle the basil with the elderflower and lemon juice.

    2. Fill the glass to the top with ice and then add the gin.

    3. Stir with a stir stick to fully incorporate the elderflower into the gin.

    4. Top with the club soda.

    5. Serve with a stir stick and garnish as desired.

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