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Basil-Lime Gimlet

  • SERVINGS: makes 1 drink

Via Matta • Boston

This Italian spin on the gimlet—a tart classic originally made with sweetened lime juice and gin—is the only drink that never leaves Via Matta's seasonal cocktail menu.

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  1. 4 large basil leaves
  2. 1/2 ounce Simple Syrup
  3. 2 1/2 ounces vodka
  4. 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  5. Ice
  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle 3 of the basil leaves with the Simple Syrup. Add the vodka, lime juice and ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with the remaining basil leaf.
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