Basil-Lime Vodka

Basil-Lime Vodka

R. Field & R. Couchesne
Make a basil gimlet by shaking basil-lime vodka, lime juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker; strain into a martini glass and garnish with a basil leaf.


  • 2 C Vodka
  • 4 sprigs fresh basil
  • 1 lime thinly sliced


  • Thoroughly rinse and pat dry all of the basil.
  • Combine ingredients in a clean, widemouthed jar.
  • Wipe the rim clean and seal tightly.
  • Store the jar in a cool, dark place, shaking it every day.
  • After 1 week, sample the alcohol. If it hasn't reached the desired flavor, shake and taste it every day or two until you are.
  • Strain the alcohol and discard the basil & lime.
  • Return the strained alcohol to the jar and seal tightly.
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.


Adapted from Williams-Sonoma's The Art of Preserving

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