Thai Basil Vodka Gimlet Shooters

Updated: Mar 12

Thai basil has notes of pepper, savory, and teeny bit of anise (don't think black licorice please!) flavor. It's leaves are sturdy and make a great fresh herb addition to dishes. I am linking the thai basil simple syrup to the recipe below. These are elegant but fun shooters, careful....stout like most all of my libations! Aren't they festive and pretty!

Prep Time: 5 minutes (less the Thai basil lime simple syrup prep). Yield: 5 one ounce shots (or sips)


3 ounces vodka

1 ounce homemade lime cordial

1 ounce thai basil simple syrup

10 small basil leaves for garnish

turbinado sugar and lime for rim

(Note that turbinado sugar crystals go by one brand name "Sugar in the Raw". It is raw 100% sugarcane, with larger amber crystals. If you do not wish to use it, you can use granulated white sugar.)

In an iced cocktail shaker, add vodka, lime cordial, simple syrup. Shake for 20-30 seconds, then strain into five 1 ounce shot glasses that have been rimmed with lime and sugar.

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