Basil Gimlet

This extraordinary twist on the traditional gimlet includes fresh basil and celery bitters. A long-lost type of bitters from the 19th century that has made a comeback in recent years, celery bitters are especially delicious in gin and vodka cocktails.

  • Servings: 1

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  • 5 basil leaves, plus 1 small basil sprig for garnish
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 2 1/4 ounces London dry gin, such as Martin Miller's
  • 1 ounce Simple Syrup
  • Drop of celery bitters
  • Ice

How to make this recipe

  1. In a cocktail shaker, gently muddle the basil leaves with the lime juice, then add the gin, Simple Syrup and celery bitters. Fill the shaker with ice and shake well. <a href=" title="Cocktail Guide: Double Straining">Fine strain</a> into a chilled martini glass and garnish with the basil sprig.

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