Basil Gimlet - Baltimore County Moms

There’s nothing like fresh produce and when you can grow it yourself, it’s even better. I am growing basil this summer and it’s abundant! I love this super easy and refreshing summer cocktail. Enjoy!



  • 8 medium basil leaves
  • 1 ½ ounces gin
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons simple syrup, to taste
  • fresh basil leaves, for garnish


  1. In a cocktail shaker gently muddle the basil leaves.
  2. Add lime juice, simple sugar, and gin.
  3. Fill with ice, securely fasten the lid, and shake well.
  4. Shake until very cold and strain into a rocks glass with ice.
  5. Garnish with fresh basil.

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