Basil Gimlet

This tried-and-true gin and lime cocktail is made even more refreshing by adding a few muddled basil leaves. Make sure you start with a chilled coupe glass.

Basil Gimlet
Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
1 basil gimlet


  • 6 large fresh basil leaves

  • ¾ fluid ounce simple syrup

  • 1 cup ice

  • ¾ fluid ounce fresh lime juice

  • 2 fluid ounces gin

  • 1 small basil leaf for garnish


  1. Place coupe glass in the freezer while you are preparing the cocktail.

  2. Combine 6 basil leaves and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker and muddle until basil leaves are crushed. Add ice, lime juice, and gin. Cover and shake until chilled, 15 to 20 seconds.

  3. Strain cocktail into coupe glass and garnish with remaining basil leaf.

Cook's Note:

To make a quick simple syrup, combine equal parts white sugar and warm water in a jar. Shake until sugar is dissolved.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

207 Calories
0g Fat
16g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 207
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 9mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 0g
Potassium 44mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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