Cilantro Gimlet

Cilantro Gimlet

This lovely green cocktail is a nice balance between sweet, sour, and herbaceous. The cilantro flavor in this drink is not too overwhelming.

I love cilantro, but I understand some people don’t care for the flavor. I think basil, spinach, or arugula could be substituted for the cilantro in this recipe with delicious results.

Cilantro Gimlet

makes 1 drink

1 handful of fresh cilantro (stems and leaves)
2 ounces gin
juice of 1/2 a lime
1/2 ounce of simple syrup (recipe below)
lime slice, to garnish

Fill a cocktail shaker 1/2 full with ice. Add all the ingredients and shake until very cold, about 30 seconds. Strain into a glass and garnish with a lime slice.

Simple Syrup

1 part sugar
1 part water

In a saucepan, combine the sugar and water. Bring to a boil, stirring, until sugar has dissolved. Allow to cool. Store in the refrigerator for up to 4 weeks.

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