March 7th, 2014 No Comments

gearing up for st. patrick’s day and warmer weather…with a basil gimlet

Not really into green beer? How about a Basil Gimlet. Sounds good to us. This recipe is adapted from Spoonbar in California.


5 large basil leaves

1 1/2 ounces gin

3/4 ounce fresh lime juice

1/2 ounce simple syrup


Put 4 basil leaves in cocktail shaker and press gently with wooden spoon. Add gin, lime juice and simple syrup. Fill shaker with ice, shake and strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with last basil leaf.

Credit: New York Times