Basil Vodka Gimlet Cocktail
Enjoy the best basil cocktail with this easy basil vodka gimlet recipe made with lime juice, vodka, a touch of sweetness, and fresh basil for a perfectly refreshing drink!
fresh basil leaves
fresh lime juice
see recipe notes
for garnish: lime wedges and/or fresh basil leaves
Add fresh basil leaves, lime juice, and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker. Use a muddler or fork to crush the basil and release the flavor.
Add the vodka, ice, and shake vigorously to combine. Strain into a rocks filled glass or into a chilled martini glass for a straight up version.
Garnish with fresh lime wedge and basil, if desired.
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How to Make Simple Syrup
Combine equal parts water and sugar and heat either on the stove or in the microwave until sugar is completely dissolved and the mixture is no longer cloudy. Cool before using.
additions / modifications for a basil vodka gimlet
Muddle a few slices of cucumber in the bottom of the cocktail shaker with the basil.
Add 3 fresh blackberries with the basil, lime juice, and simple syrup when muddling.
Substituted lemon juice for the the lime.
Omit the simple syrup and replace with elderflower liqueur, such as St. Germain.
Classic gimlet cocktail recipe
Add 2 ounces gin or vodka, 1 ounce simple syrup, 1 ounce lime juice to a ice filled cocktail shaker.
Strain into a rocks filled glass or into a chilled martini glass for a straight up version.
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