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Basil gimlet

Basil Gimlet Recipe

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x


Move over, classic gimlet! This basil gimlet is where it’s at, featuring lime juice, gin, and muddled basil, which gives it a fresh peppery essence.


  • 3 fresh basil leaves, plus more for a garnish
  • 2 ounces (4 tablespoons) gin
  • 1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) simple syrup or maple syrup


  1. Add the basil leaves and gin to a cocktail shaker and muddle 4 to 5 times until the basil leaves are crushed.
  2. Add the lime juice and maple syrup to the cocktail shaker. Fill it with ice and shake until cold.
  3. Strain the drink into a glass. Top with a splash of soda water, if desired. Garnish with a fresh basil leaf (fastened via a skewer, if desired).
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: American

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