Basil Gimlet Cocktail

The Basil Gimlet Cocktail can be described as a delicately spicy, crisp, cool, and an all around feel good drink. Enjoying a refreshing cocktail while laid back on your porch or in your garden is the perfect way to welcome in spring or summer.

Basil grows exceptionally well in a hydroponic setting due to the constant, and easily attainable supply of water and nutrients. Growing Basil is the Solaris Garden is effortless and a great way to provide a year round supply for cooking with. We recommend purchasing seeds from or Pictured below is Tuscany Basil grown in the Solaris Garden 36 Model.

Servings: 2


1.5 – 2 cups basil leaves (20-30 leaves)

1 tablespoon sugar or 2T simple syrup

1/2 tablespoon lime juice

1 cup gin

4-6 ice cubes per glass

1 can lime sparkling water

1 fresh sprig of Rosemary

Put it together:

1. Option 1: Combine basil, lime juice, gin, and sugar and blitz together in blender or with immersion blender.

Option 2: Leave out the gin and combine basil, lime juice, and sugar using a mortar and pestle or muddle together in a glass, then add gin.

2. Stir in 2 ice cubes until dissolved and let the mixture sit for a couple minutes to come together. 

3. Strain through a fine mesh strainer or cheese cloth. 

4. Lowball: Pour stained mixture into a glass over ice and garnish with optional rosemary sprig!

    Highball: Pour stained mixture into a glass, add sparkling lime water to taste and top with ice and optional rosemary sprig for garnish.

5. Find a nice place to sit, relax, and enjoy your refreshing Basil Gimlet on ice.

Recipe courtesy of, 

Aaron, President of Solaris Systems 

Thank you!

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