Basil Vodka Gimlets

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READY IN: 2hrs 45mins
Recipe by Demandy

Glamorous summery drink. Leftover syrup can be used to make lemonade or to flavor iced tea. From Gourmet.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Syrup: Bring all ingredients to a boil in a medium saucepan, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Let stand at room temperature, covered, 1 hour, then transfer to an airtight container and chill until cold, about 1 hour.
  3. Strain syrup through a sieve into a bowl, pressing hard on and then discarding solids. Syrup keeps, covered and chilled, 5 days.
  4. Gimlets: Stir together all ingredients in a pitcher until cold, then strain into 8- to 10-ounce glasses (such as Old Fashioned) half filled with ice.

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