Coconut Basil Gimlet

 

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I’m not much of a gin drinker, as I find most people steer clear of this liquor anyway. But sometimes it just works in a cocktail and you can’t get the same flavor profile without using it. Hendricks for me is a personal favorite. It’s infused with cucumber and rose, giving it a very different flavor than other gins in my opinion. So when thinking up of yummy cocktails for the blog, using this gin with two of my other favorite flavors, basil and coconut, was a no brainer. To be honest though, this is not a traditional gimlet recipe. Gimlets are made with fresh lime juice and a little simple syrup. But this is a coconut version, so it’s kind of similar. Basically, just deal with it to entertain my drink naming skills, k?

This cocktail is refreshing, simple to make and impressive all at the same time. Something about garnishing a cocktail with a fresh basil leaf just makes everything better if you ask me. To make this cocktail, just add 2 ounces of Hendricks, 2 ounces or so of coconut water and a few basil leaves, torn. Add all of the items to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. You really want to break up the basil so it infuses the entire cocktail, not just with the garnish. Then strain it into a coupe glass and garnish with a basil leaf. I really love a coupe glass for cocktails. They’re so pretty and in my opinion, much easier to drink out of than a martini glass.

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PS you may also like this cocktail or maybe this one if you’re into tropical flavors.

 

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    Rachel

    All of your cocktail recipes are gold! Can’t wait to try this one!

    Rachel / http://www.helloher.co

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

    When can I come over and you make me all these drinks?

    xoxo
    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl
    http://poorlittleitgirl.com

      Jessica

      Ooh why don’t you come over for a pre-dinner drink Friday!

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