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vodka gimlet



1/2 cup lemon juice, fresh squeezed

1/2 cup top shelf vodka

1/2 cup basil simple syrup (see below for recipe)

1 1/3 cups ice cubes



Blend and serve!



Basil Simple Syrup:

1/2 cup basil leaves (feel free to use ugly pieces and stems)

1/2 cup sugar (I used cane sugar)

1/2 cup water


Boil all the ingredients in a saucepan until the sugar is dissolved and basil wilts, about 5 minutes. This recipe will make twice what you need. It keeps in the fridge for a week and in the freezer for 3 months.

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