On the other hand, when made with shochu, our basil gimlet recipe doesn't even hit the 100-calorie mark! Making the cocktail with soju (an alcohol commonly distilled from rice) brings the recipe to about 165 calories, while using gin or vodka results in a 215-calorie cocktail. All things considered, this isn't too bad for a cocktail. Best of all, a basil gimlet feels light going down — the combination of basil and lime gives the cocktail a nice refreshing taste that isn't heavy at all.
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4-5 large basil leaves Makes 1 drink.
1/2 ounce agave nectar or simple syrup
3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
2 1/2 ounces shochu
4-5 large basil leaves
Makes 1 drink.
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