Drink Of The Week - Live Basil Gimlet

The trick to this summer cocktail, live basil straight from the garden! Recipe courtesy of NY Times and serves 1.

5 large basil leaves
1 1/2 ounces gin
3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup

1. Put 4 basil leaves in a cocktail shaker and press them gently with a muddler or a wooden spoon.

2. Add the gin, lime juice and simple syrup.

3. Fill with ice, shake vigorously and strain into a chilled coupe or other small glass. Garnish with the remaining basil leaf.