6 lf Basil (one as garnish)
2 oz Gin, Plymouth
1⁄2 oz Agave syrup
3⁄4 oz Lime juice

Muddle basil with agave and lime. Add ice and gin. Shake, strain, serve up. Garnish with spanked basil leaf.


Recipe from Brick & Bottle in San Francisco uses 1 3/4 oz Plymouth Gin, and simple syrup instead of agave nectar.

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  • Worked well with Tangueray Rangpur. If you use purple basil it makes it a beautiful lavender color. Delicious.
  • Really nice. Muddled lime wedges in place of lime juice (about the same amount of juice). Adds a nice depth of flavor. — ★★★★
  • Made with Hendricks. Be sure to double strain. Lovely pale green color. — ★★★★★
  • quite nice, will use less lime juice next time — ★★★★
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Wonderful recipe but would like to up the basil a little. Will try 7 leaves next time. — ☆☆☆☆

sgls commented on 7/27/2020:

Drinking the Devil's Acre (Cocktail No. 24, p. 227) specifies 1/2 oz cocktail syrup, 2 oz Junipero gin and 1 oz lime juice, with either a spring of basil or lemon wheel as garnish. Attributed to Greg Lindgren, Carl Christiansen and the Heart of the City Farmers' Market.