The Lemon Basil Vodka Gimlet

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  1. deverrant

    deverrant VIP Extreme Gold

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    1-2 basil leaves and a lemon slice, muddled
    Add ice
    Add vodka
    Add a few swirls of basil simple syrup*
    Fill glass with water, or club soda if you want some fizz
    Garnish with a basil leaf

    ...my new favorite Summer drink.

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    *I made the basil SS by mixing a half-cup each of sugar and water, adding a few basil leaves and microwaving for a minute. The longer it sits, the more basil flavor is infused. I use about a teaspoon or two per mixer.
     
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  2. face palm

    face palm Well-Known Member

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    @limes
     
  3. Swedish John

    Swedish John I'm your huckleberry

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    Looks goo.
     
  4. deverrant

    deverrant VIP Extreme Gold

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    Well that's just a google image pic. Mine doesn't look as glamorous... I don't have it in a clear glass so a pic wouldn't really translate.

    But it IS goo.
     
  5. Rod-Stroker

    Rod-Stroker Streptococcus Gingivitis Halllllllllllllitosis

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    If I pm my address can you ship a 2 litre bottle of this concoction to me?
     
  6. Swedish John

    Swedish John I'm your huckleberry

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    It seems like a long way to go for a couple drinks, but I think it would be worth it. I like basil. I like lemon. I like vodka.

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    freds you broke it VIP

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    i don't have a "muddler."
     
  8. baltimore mike

    baltimore mike I wear panties 24/7 364

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    Its great for hep c
     
  9. Mlaw

    Mlaw Quite Contrarian Gold

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    I would drink that if I drank
     
  10. deverrant

    deverrant VIP Extreme Gold

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    It's super easy. Mix up the sugar and water with a few basil leaves, microwave, stir, and you've got enough to last the night. Then just make your mixer.

    Use a mixing spoon or something.
     
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    deverrant VIP Extreme Gold

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    I just gave you the recipe. :scratch:
     
  12. Gomez

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    drink water you lush :belch:
     
  13. face palm

    face palm Well-Known Member

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    dog update
     
  14. Stan Beeman

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    whats the basil do?
     
  15. Mlaw

    Mlaw Quite Contrarian Gold

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    I used to love vodka gimlets in my early drinking days
     
  16. hoochieking

    hoochieking Well-Known Member

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    Let me guess yours was made in a red SOLO cup or a plastic cup you kept from your kids meal at chik fil a
     
  17. face palm

    face palm Well-Known Member

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    ok you may not be human
     
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    I will make this this weekend, sounds refreshing. Been hi 90's lately.
     
  19. potroast

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    As a kid I always wondered "what the fuck is a Gimlet?"

    Sounds like a drink made from chicken parts. :scat:
     
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    That lemon doesn't look muddled.