Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

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


  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.
Most Helpful

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

Rita~ August 22, 2006