Confessions of a Mixologist: Basil Gin Gimlet

You've never had a gimlet? What are you waiting for? It's a classic combination of gin, lime and soda. Easy peasy. This refreshingly crisp cocktail delights with Sunday brunch, dinner salad or hummus and cheese. Our addition of basil gives the classic a savory twist. You'll feel good drinking it, considering the herb's great heath benefits. Make sure to muddle the basil into granulated sugar - the sugar's sharp crystals tear open the basil to release its flavor.

 

Basil Gin Gimlet

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 oz Gin
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 2 basil leaves muddled, 1 to garnish
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar

SIMPLE STEPS:

Muddle 2 basil leaves and granulated sugar in a rocks glass. Stir in gin, garnish with basil leaf.

 

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