Signature Cocktail | The Garden Gimlet

There’s nothing like a refreshing gimlet and this week Paula LeDuc Fine Catering is here with their amazing Garden Gimlet to add to our signature cocktail series.  Photos by Josh Gruetzmacher.


Josh Gruetzmacher, Paula LeDuc | Snippet & Ink


The Garden Gimlet


•  Glass – small coupe (or any glass with 4.5 ounce capacity)
•  Method – muddle; shake & fine-strain
•  Garnish – thyme sprig
•  4 large basil leaves
•  .5 oz. bar syrup
•  Muddle lightly
•  .5 oz. fresh lime juice
•  1.5 oz. organic gin or vodka

Instructions: lightly muddle the basil leaves with bar syrup in the bottom of an empty mixing glass. Add lime juice and vodka. Add ice last. Cap the mixing glass with a shaker tin and shake hard for 10 seconds. Strain through a small, fine mesh strainer (helps catch those little pieces of basil and ice chips) into your cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Sip. Savor. Repeat.

Josh Gruetzmacher, Paula LeDuc | Snippet & Ink


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1 comment

  • jackdkthfd says:

    hank you so much for this. I was into this iss ue and tired to tinker around to check if its possible but couldnt get it done. Now that i have seen the way you did it, thanks guys

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