Lyre's Basil Gimlet

Basil Gimlet. Now that is a great name. The eclectic combination of Dry London Spirit, Mint Tea Syrup and basil is like a Tally Ho! for your taste buds.

For the cocktail:

Shake hard briefly, fine strain.

 

For the mint tea syrup: 

Mix together and pour into clean skin bottles

 

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Ingredients

For the cocktail: 

  • 45mL (1.5oz) Lyre’s Dry London Spirit
  • 10mL (0.25oz) premium elderflower cordial
  • 20mL (0.5oz) mint tea syrup*
  • 30mL (1oz) lime juice
  • 2-3 drops peach bitters
  • 6-8 fresh basil leaves
  • Glass: Cocktail coupette
  • Garnish: Fresh clean basil leaf float

For the mint tea syrup: 

  • 1000mL very strong mint tea
  • 1000mL white sugar syrup (1:1)