Basil Gimlet

6 lf Basil (one as garnish)
2 oz Gin, Plymouth
12 oz Agave syrup
34 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.
From other users
  • quite nice, will use less lime juice next time — ☆☆☆☆
  • Made with Hendricks. Be sure to double strain. Lovely pale green color. — ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Really nice. Muddled lime wedges in place of lime juice (about the same amount of juice). Adds a nice depth of flavor. — ☆☆☆☆
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