2 OZ Gin
Several Basil leaves
3/4 OZ Lime juice
3/4 OZ simple Syrup
Muddle basil leaves in lime juice and simple syrup
Add gin then ice and stir
Strain into glass
I originally tried this as a regular Gin Gimlet (w/o the Basil)
It was good with a lime start that quickly moves into distinct gin taste with a slight sweet finish. The problem is the gin is a bit overpowering, which is not common for most gin cocktails I’ve had. So I tried muddling in the basil and……
Much better. The drink gives off a great aroma of basil.
Its the same experience as before except with the basil persists throughout.
Adding to the lime start and the sweet finish, but also cutting the strong bite of the gin.
I bet it would par well with a hot day or an Italian themed dinner.