Thai Basil Gimlet

Thai Basil Gimlet


  • 6 large Thai basil leaves plus more for garnish
  • ½ ounce rosemary simple syrup
  • ¾ ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1 ½ ounces gin
  • 1 ounce St. Germain


  1. Place the basil leaves in a cocktail shaker and add the simple syrup and lime juice. Muddle the basil leaves with a muddler or the bottom of a wooden spoon to release the oils.

  2. Add the gin and St Germain and fill the shaker with ice and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.

  3. Using a strainer, pour the mixture into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a sprig of Thai Basil.


To make simple syrup, heat ¼ cup rosemary leaves, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan until the sugar dissolves. Strain and transfer it to a clean jar and let it cool in the fridge. Simple syrup will keep in the refrigerator for several months.

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