Green Gimlet Cocktail

This is the cocktail you wanna be sipping on a porch on a lazy summer day while some meat is cooking on the grill.
By Brittany Everett

Green Gimlet Cocktail

Basil is a long-time hero of many cocktails, both sweet and savory. It’s herbaceous and peppery punch is welcome at any party of mine. In this drink I use a basil simple syrup, as well as fresh basil in the cocktail shaker.

Green Gimlet Cocktail
 
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This is the cocktail you wanna be sipping on a porch on a lazy summer day while some meat is cooking on the grill.
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Recipe Type: Cocktail
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • ½ ounce lime juice
  • 2 basil leaves
  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1½ ounces celery juice*
  • ½ ounce basil simple syrup
  • celery and basil leaves, for garnish
Basil syrup
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large stems of basil with leaves
Instructions
Basil syrup
  1. In a small pot over medium heat, warm the water and sugar, stirring occasionally, until the sugar is dissolved and it just comes to a simmer. Once at a simmer, remove from the heat, add the basil and stir. Let the basil steep in the syrup as it cools, then strain.
Green Gimlet
  1. Muddle the basil leaves and lime juice in a cocktail shaker. Fill the shaker with ice and add gin, celery juice and simple syrup. Shake vigorously for several seconds and strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with celery leaves and basil.
Notes
*For celery juice without a juicer: Blend stalks of celery with a splash of water in a blender until pureed. Press the mixture through a fine mesh strainer and discard the pulp.
Brittany Everett

Brittany Everett

A graphic designer by day, Brittany enjoys cooking, eating, photographing and discussing food with every other waking moment. She created Kitchenette, a food blog dedicated to making delicious comfort foods from scratch and with love.

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