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Basil Gimlet
© Lucas Allen

Basil Gimlet

  • TOTAL TIME: 5 MIN
  • SERVINGS: 1

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.

  1. 5 basil leaves, plus 1 small basil sprig for garnish
  2. 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  3. 2 1/4 ounces London dry gin, such as Martin Miller's
  4. 1 ounce Simple Syrup
  5. Drop of celery bitters
  6. Ice
  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. Fine strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with the basil sprig.
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