Sweet Basil Gimlet

A summery twist on a classic cocktail.

Sweet Basil Gimlet 

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serves 8


  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 bunch basil, chopped, plus more for garnish
  • 2 cup plymouth gin
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice


In a small sauce pan combine sugar with 1 cup water. Cook over medium-high heat until the sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes. Turn off the heat.

Add the chopped basil to a heat proof bowl then pour the ssyrup over the leaves to steep about 30 minutes. Strain the mixture, discarding the basil. Let cool completely.

Add the basil simple syrup, gin and limejuice to a medium-sized pitcher. Pour the cocktail into an ice filled old-fashioned glass. Garnsih with a sprig of basil. Serve.