Tuesday, November 10, 2009

FOUND: Recipe for Basil Gimlet

Please note: This Recipe makes 2 drinks... so be sure to share with a fellow cocktail-lover! 


  • 1  cup  sugar
  • 1  large bunch basil, coarsely chopped
  • Ice
  • 6  tablespoons  vodka
  • 4  tablespoons  lime juice
  • Basil sprigs, for garnish (optional)


1. Make basil syrup: In a large microwave-safe measuring cup, combine sugar, 3/4 cup water, and basil.

2. Microwave on high until sugar dissolves, 3 to 4 minutes.

3. Let basil steep in syrup 20 to 30 minutes, then strain (you'll have enough syrup for 4 drinks).

4. Fill 2 highball glasses with ice. Into each glass, pour 3 tbsp. vodka, 4 tbsp. basil syrup, and 2 tbsp. lime juice. Stir and serve, garnished with basil sprigs.

Tip: Add lemon juice and chilled water to the leftover syrup and serve over ice for basil lemonade.

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