Ever tried a Basil Gin Gimlet? Gimlets are made from gin, lime, and simple syrup, shaken with ice, and strained into a martini glass. While it sounds similar to a martini, a gimlet just substitutes vermouth with lime juice. Adding basil creates a flavor-packed, slow summer sipper. Pro tip: Place your basil garnish in your hands and clap! Garnishes aren’t just decorative; their fragrance dramatically impacts your overall perception of a drink. To make them as fragrant as possible, give your herbs some applause — this ups their aroma!