Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Basil Gimlet Mission

The Basil Gimlet I had last night at Millennium was so good, I figured I'd try my hand at making it at home. I found this recipe at SF Gate, courtesy of Rye.

I used vodka and this version was much stronger tasting, not nearly as refreshing, and quite tart. I added 1/2 tbsp simple syrup and 2 tbsp water and it was better (for me). It didn't have as much of a basil flavor as Millennium's, perhaps because I used a wooden spoon rather that the muddler I don't have. It was good, but something refreshing was definitely missing.

Perhaps I'll try again tomorrow....


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