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Basil Vodka Gimlet Cocktail : A Cookalong Podcast Quick Bite

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This is sweet and tart with the pungency of basil and a perfect pamper-yourself treat. Like limeade with a secret ingredient. And alcohol. (Or not.)

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Difficulty Level



Needed Items


  • 5 minutes


  • Fresh basil leaves (5-8)
    1 ounce fresh (or bottled) lime juice
    1 ounce simple syrup (or maple syrup)
    1-2 ounces vodka

Number of Servings

  • 1


  • Muddler or long-handled fork
    Jigger (or a way of measuring a liquid ounce)
    Cocktail shaker (or large jar with tight-fitting lid)


  • Squeeze fresh lime, if using
    Make simple syrup, if not using maple syrup
    Chill serving glass, if you want

Additional Notes

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