A gimlet is traditionally a gin drink made with lime juice and simple syrup, usually served with a wheel of lime on the rim. Vodka can be easily substituted and in fact, a vodka gimlet has become Lisa’s go-to cocktail. (By the way, this is Eddie, Lisa’s husband, guest-blogging). In this recipe, I am adding basil which introduces a new, refreshing flavor plus the opportunity to feature a basil leaf as a garnish. It’s an especially delicious summer drink but like most cocktails can be enjoyed in any season.
Lisa and I had plans a few Friday nights back to meet at a club called George. As I was getting ready to head over she called to let me know they were having a cocktail competition and she thought I should give it a go….