Friday, July 23, 2010

Sweet Basil Gimlets

I've been posting a lot of drinks lately, and I think rightly so! When the summer heat is oh so sweltering, that's when my mind is focused on only one thing: how to cool down and quench my thirst.
I happen to think these sweet basil gimlets are perfect after a long day. They are the perfect mix of sweet and tart but have this unexpected 'herbiness' that comes from the basil. The basil in them also makes them that much more refreshing. Mmmm.
Sit back, relax, and sip on this!
Sweet Basil Gimlets
Yields: 1 serving
Original recipe here.

2 oz. gin
1/2 oz. lime juice
1/4 to 1/2 oz. simple syrup (or to taste)
2 basil leaves, thinly sliced or torn
lime wedge, for garnish

In a glass, combine the gin, lime juice and simple syrup. Tear or add in the sliced basil and mix well. You can add more lime or simple syrup to your preference. Garnish with a lime wedge or some fresh basil leaves. Add some ice and enjoy!


  1. you're photos are magnificent, and your drink looks refreshing and inviting

  2. i could use one right now!!

  3. That looks like the cure to what ails me (enduring muggy DC summer heat waaaaaave oh yea). Keep the cold drinks comin', babe :).