The gimlet is a classic gin drink that’s easy to change up. You can use fruits or herbs or any flavor that pairs well with gin. I love using fresh basil in cocktails and the subtle flavors works well in this Basil Gimlet.
What’s in a classic gimlet?
A gin gimlet contains only three simple ingredients – gin, lime juice and simple syrup.
How to make simple syrup.
Don’t have a bottle of simple syrup at home? No problem. All you need is equal parts sugar water. Add to a sauce pan and bring to a medium heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved and allow it to cool before storing.
- 2 oz gin
- 1 oz lime juice
- .5 oz simple syrup
- 4 basil leaves plus more for garnish
- Muddle the basil in the bottle of a cocktail shaker.
- Add ice, gin, lime juice and syrup.
- Shake and strain into a coupe glass.