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Strawberry Basil Gimlet Cocktail Recipe

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Last Updated on June 10, 2023 by Leah Hall

This Strawberry Basil Gin cocktail is a twist on a classic gimlet. A perfect summer cocktail, it’s sweet, tart and herbal, and we use fresh ingredients for this drink!


We have been super into gimlets this year, and you have been too! Some of our gimlets have been some of our most popular posts since the spring! The Raspberry Gimlet, Blueberry and Cucumber and Basil!


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We were super inspired by the Basil Gimlet, and since we had fresh strawberries, we were inspired to combine the 2!

cocktail being poured into a coupe glass from a shaker with a hawthorne strainer

Strawberry Basil Gimlet

This strawberry basil gin cocktail has earthy basil, strawberries, tart lime juice, and we used a London Dry gin. So simple and delicious, this one is a winner! Try our Lilac Gimlet, too!

Pink cocktail in coupe glass with strawberry on pick being placed on top

It’s definitely a crisp and fresh Strawberry Basil Gin Cocktail, and it will be the perfect drink to sit back and relax with on a hot summer day.

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As far as summer cocktails go, we are always searching for ways to incorporate fresh fruit and herbs into our drinks. I suppose it makes us feel more like summer if what we are drinking tastes like it really goes with the season!

cocktail in coupe, strawberry on cocktail pick

When both ingredients are in season, we really love to pair them together. To pair with the sweetness of strawberries and the tartness of a gimlet, we wanted something to balance the drink out. Another great balanced cocktail is the classic French 75!

Strawberry basil gin cocktail in coupe, strawberry on cocktail pick

Basil is one of the favorite herbs we grow and use fresh (pesto on repeat over here!), and just a few leaves in the simple syrup add a nice herbal note that plays nicely with the strawberries.

We made a simple, simple syrup, (Ha, see what I did there?) with the berries and basil. We cooked the berries in the water and sugar over the stove, and then after pulling the pot off of the heat, we added the basil and let it infuse while it cooled down, about 15 minutes.

Strawberry Basil gin cocktail in coupe, strawberry on pick

Again, this strawberry basil gin cocktail is so easy to make. And it’s so delicious. And summery AF.




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Strawberry Basil Gimlet Cocktail Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

This Strawberry Basil Gin Cocktail is full of fresh summer flavor!


  • 2 ounces London Dry Gin
  • .75 ounce lime juice
  • 1 ounce Strawberry Basil Simple Syrup

Strawberry Basil Simple Syrup

  • 5 strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 basil leaves


Strawberry Basil Simple Syrup

  1. Combine strawberries, water and sugar in saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil, take off of heat.
  3. Add in basil leaves, let infuse for 15-20 minutes. Strain out strawberries and basil leaves.
  4. Cool completely, store in fridge.

Strawberry Basil Gimlet

  1. Combine all ingredients in shaker with ice.
  2. Shake to combine, strain into cockail glass.
  3. Garnish with more strawberries and basil, if desired.
  4. Cheers!

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Nutrition Information:



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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 245Sodium: 22mgCarbohydrates: 25.6gFiber: .1gSugar: .4gProtein: .1g

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