Sara’s Herb Garden Gimlet

Enjoy this with a side of spring or summer breeze. This is a simple, refreshing and slightly sweet cocktail with a healthy vegetal flavor. Imagine sitting in the middle of an herb garden on a sunny day, surrounded by rosemary, thyme, sage, oregano and mint. Can you taste it?
Sara’s Herb Garden Gimlet
1.5 oz gin (I used Bellringer)
1.5 oz herb garden simple syrup (recipe below)
1.5 oz lime juice (can also use a combination of lemon and lime)Combine ingredients in shaker with ice. Shake vigorously. Serve up. Alternatively: Stir ingredients together and serve on the rocks.

Herb Garden Simple Syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
Desired combination of herbs. I used:

  • 1 large sprig rosemary
  • 3 sage leaves
  • 1 small sprig spicy oregano (don’t overdo it on this)
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • A sprig of mint

Combine sugar and water in a saucepan and heat until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a slight simmer, add all herbs and remove from heat. Let steep at least 5 minutes. Strain and cool.

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