Basil-Lemon Gimlets

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Recipe by katie in the UP

I found this recipe in Rachael Ray's magazine August/September 2006 issue.

Top Review by Rita1652

This yummy drink is more a mojito then a gimlet. I made this with sugar not simple syrup and it dissolved fine. I used fresh home grown lemon basil that has a very strong aroma of lemons. Oh so good! Thanks

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle 8 of the basil leaves with 2 tbls of the simple syrup (simple syrup is equal parts of water and sugar, heated until sugar disolves then chilled).
  2. Add 5 oz of the vodka, half of the lemon juice and 4 ice cubes and shake well.
  3. Strain into 2 martini glasses and repeat with the remaining ingredients.

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