Fresh Basil Gimlet

Fresh Basil Gimlet


Makes: 1 drink

  1. 5 Large Basil Leaves

  2. 1 1/2 oz. Gin

  3. 3/4 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

  4. 1/2 oz. Simple Syrup *


  1. Place the basil leaves in a shaker and muddle (crush or beat) the leaves with the end of a handle of a wooden spoon.

  2. Add gin, lime, simple syrup.

  3. Then shake and strain into a coupe or martini glass.

  4. Garnish with a Basil sprig.

* For Simple Syrup:

  1. 2 parts sugar to 1 part water.

  2. Bring to a boil in a pan.

  3. Stir the solution until the sugar has dissolved.

  4. Remove from heat and cool.

  5. Keep in refrigerator when not using.

  6. Make as little or as much as you like in the proportions given. EASY!

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