The Basil Vodka Gimlet is a supremely refreshing warm weather cocktail.
This Basil Vodka Gimlet takes a classic cocktail (usually made with gin) and turns it on its head. Basil vodka is flavorful and refreshing, and makes this drink perfect for summertime sipping.
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Have you ever had a Gimlet?
Gimlets are a classic cocktail, typically made with gin or vodka, sweetened lime juice, and soda. Our friend Melissa turned us on to them. She makes a kickass gimlet.
Though the original is undeniably good, I decided to make a very summery version.
Basil vodka + simple syrup + fresh lime juice = <3
Remember the Basil Infused Vodka that I shared with you not that long ago? This cocktail makes excellent use of it!
Simply combine some of that vodka, a bit of simple syrup (preferably homemade–it’s so easy!), and fresh lime juice in a cocktail shaker with ice, shake until very cold, and strain into a rocks glass with ice.
Make sure to garnish with some more fresh basil, too! Not only does it look pretty, but the extra basil aroma when you take a sip is really nice.
Spring and summertime basil is 10/10 in this drink
Make sure to take advantage of the abundance of fresh herbs during the warmer months by making one of these gimlets. These drinks will keep you satisfied (and a little tipsy) all summer long!
What equipment should I have on hand in order to make this drink?
- A jigger for measuring the vodka etc.
- A cocktail shaker
- Rocks glasses
- Paper straws are not mandatory, but they’re cute
- 2 oz basil-infused vodka, see notes
- 1 oz simple syrup, see notes
- 3/4 oz fresh lime juice
- fresh basil leaves, for garnish
Add the basil-infused vodka, simple syrup, and fresh lime juice to a cocktail shaker filled halfway with ice.
Shake until very cold and strain into a rocks glass with ice.
Garnish with fresh basil.
Looking for other refreshing cocktails?
- Grapefruit Rosemary Gimlet
- The Palace Cafe Cocktail (uses rosemary infused vodka!)
- Grilled Mezcal Margaritas
- Strawberry Basil Vodka Collins (uses basil infused vodka!)
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