Last Updated on June 10, 2023 by Leah Hall
Traditional gimlets are made with gin, lime and simple syrup. Shaken and poured into a coupe, for an easy cocktail! A twist on a classic cocktail.
This post contains affiliate links for products that we think you as readers might find useful, and we make commission off of these! For more details about our affiliates, click our Disclosure and Contacts Page.
Basil is one our favorites! Basil has a peppery flavor could not be more perfect in cocktail recipes. In this gimlet, it pairs nicely with the botanical essence of gin . A basil gimlet is a drink made of lime juice, gin and basil simple syrup. Truly the perfect summer drink!
A gin gimlet is a classic cocktail. Make sure to check our bit of history in this other gimlet post, the Rhubarb Gimlet! However it came to be, the gimlet has now solidified itself in history as one of the great gin cocktails.
You can make all sorts of flavors of gimlets by adding whatever you choose: an herb, citrus, or berry. It’s really a blank slate and can become any flavor you would like! We have a LOT of gimlets on the site – clearly you all love them too!
Adding basil to this gimlet really rounds out the flavors. And if you add a splash of soda water, it becomes a gin fizz! Easy for sure!
The flavors of basil and lime are really are so good together. So, this is another winning cocktail in our book!
Make sure to check out some other classic cocktails, like our French 75!
Also, don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and tag #gastronomcocktails so we can see all the wonderful recipes YOU recreate from this site!
You can also subscribe to our newsletter so you never miss a delicious recipe again!
Like this recipe? Try these below, too!
Other Basil Cocktails
- Basil Vodka Gimlet – A Nerd Cooks
- Blackberry Basil Mojito – Minimalist Baker
- Strawberry Basil Vodka Cocktail – No Spoon Necessary
- Basil Smash – Gin Foundry
- Strawberry Basil Mojito – The Endless Meal
This Basil Gimlet is a twist on the classic cocktail. Full of flavor with basil simple syrup, this is a great summer sipper!
- 2 ounces Gin
- .75 ounce lime juice
- 1 ounce Basil Simple Syrup
- Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake to combine.
- Strain into coupe, garnish with basil leaves.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 245Sodium: 22mgCarbohydrates: 25.6gFiber: .1gSugar: .4gProtein: .1g
Interested in stocking your own home bar? Make sure to see our favorites at our Amazon Store!
If you liked this post, don’t forget to subscribe for new (and of course free) recipes by entering your email address on the side bar (and get all the recipes delivered to your inbox when we post), so you don’t miss out on a thing. You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest!
Gastronomblog is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com