Gin and Tonic with Australian Finger Lime and Basil

Gin and Tonic with Australian Finger Lime and Basil

  • Author: Azlin Bloor
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2 1x


Gin and Tonic, the classic British drink, with the addition of the sour and slightly bitter Australian Finger Lime and aniseed-y basil.



  • 10 basil leaves
  • 1 Australian Finger Lime
  • 100ml (4 fl oz) London Dry Gin
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 2 small bottles of tonic water (about 150ml/6 fl oz each)


  • 2 small top end basil sprigs
  • 2 slices of regular lime


  1. Divide the basil leaves into 2 and place them in your chosen glasses.
  2. Using a cocktail muddler or the back of a teaspoon, crush the basil leaves to release their essential oils and aroma.
  3. Add the ice cubes to the glass (2 each).
  4. Squeeze the Australian finger limes into the glass (half a lime each).
  5. Pour in 50ml (2 fl oz) of gin into each glass.
  6. Top with as much or as little tonic water as you like. I only use about the same amount as the gin, but it’s a matter of taste.
  7. Give it a stir, and garnish with the lime slices and basil sprigs.


Nutrition is based on 50ml (2 fl oz) tonic water added to the same amount of gin.

  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Easy
  • Cuisine: British/Australian/Italian Fusion

Keywords: gin, cocktails, limes, australian finger limes