Basil-Lime Gimlet

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This Italian spin on the gimlet—a tart classic originally made with sweetened lime juice and gin—is the only drink that never leaves Via Matta's seasonal cocktail menu.

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  • Servings: makes 1 drink

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  • 4 large basil leaves
  • 1/2 ounce Simple Syrup
  • 2 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • Ice

How to make this recipe

  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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