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||Rutte 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|
Balanced tangy citrus, fresh basil and gin botanical complexity.
Greg Lindgren is credited with creating the Basil Gimlet in 2006 at Rye in San Francisco USA but we've adapted our recipe from the Basil Gimlet we discovered the same year at Stella in Boston, USA. This recipe uses a combination of fresh lime and lime cordial (part of a Gimlet's DNA) while Greg's used fresh lime juice and simple syrup.
See our Gimlet cocktail page for more information on the history and variants of this drink.