Basil Gimlet

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Discerning Drinkers (74 ratings)

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Photographed in a

Speakeasy Coupe 8.5oz

Garnish:

Lime zest twist (discarded) & basil leaf

How to make:

MUDDLE basil in base of shaker. Add other ingredients, SHAKE with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.

6 fresh Basil leaves
2 fl oz Hayman's London Dry Gin
3/4 fl oz Lime cordial (sweetened lime juice)
1/2 fl oz Lime juice (freshly squeezed)
1/6 fl oz Sugar syrup 'rich' (2 sugar to 1 water, 65.0°Brix)
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Review:

Balanced tangy citrus, fresh basil and gin botanical complexity.

History:

Greg Lindgren is credited with creating the basil-infused riff on the classic Gimlet in 2006 at Rye in San Francisco, but this recipe is adapted from the Basil Gimlet we discovered the same year at Stella in Boston, USA. This recipe combines fresh lime and lime cordial (part of a Gimlet's DNA) while Greg's used fresh lime juice and simple syrup.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.4 standard drinks
  • 19.45% alc./vol. (38.9° proof)
  • 19.9 grams of pure alcohol
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