The Gimlet isn't fancy; if there's ever been a "utilitarian" cocktail this might be it. Legend has it that, in the days when Scurvy was a problem on the high seas, Royal Navy Surgeon General Sir Thomas Desmond Gimlette created the Gimlet to make sailors' daily ration of citrus more palatable.
Thank you, sir, may I have another?
Muddling basil helps to make the taste a bit less sharp and a bit more pleasing to the modern palette.
- 2 oz Solveig Gin
- 3 lime wedges
- ½ oz simple syrup
- 4-5 basil leaves
- Soda water
Muddle gin, limes, simple syrup and basil in a shaker tin. Shake with ice, and strain into a martini glass. Top with soda water and garnish with basil leaf.
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