Sunday, May 6, 2012

Bar Carts + Basil Lime Gimlet

A bar cart is a wonderful addition to an entertaining space. I tend to prefer ones that are either vintage or are rooted in early to mid 20th century design:

Flessas Design, Sculptural Aldo Tura Lacquered Wood & Brass Tiered Cart c.1950

Espasso, GW Gregori Warchavchic, 1930

Espasso, JZ Jorge Zalszupin 1950

One of my favorite drinks and always a hit with guests is a Basil Lime Gimlet. This recipe from Via Matta is outstanding!

4 Large Basil Leaves
1/2 Ounce Simple Syrup
2 1/2 Ounces Tito's Handmade Vodka
3/4 Ounce Fresh Lime Juice

In a cocktail shaker, muddle 3 of the basil leaves with the Simple Syrup. Add the vodka, lime juice and ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with the remaining basil leaf.

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