Basil Gimlet

The Hungry Cat * Los Angeles The Gimlet is named after British naval surgeon Sir Thomas Gimlette, who encouraged his shipmates to take their daily scurvy-fighting ration of preserved Rose's lime juice with gin, the staple spirit of the British Royal Navy.Plus: Ultimate Cocktail Guide

1 drink


  • Ice

  • 2 ounces gin

  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice

  • 1 ounce Basil Syrup

  • 1 basil leaf


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add all of the remaining ingredients except the basil leaf. Shake well and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with the basil leaf.

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