Cucumber Basil Gimlet
Gin-based cocktail made with fresh cucumber, basil and citrus juices for an incredibly refreshing drink
Servings: 2 drinks
- 4 slices cucumber ~0.25 inch thick slices, cut up
- 2 handfuls fresh basil
- 2 oz lemon juice juice of about 1 large lemon or 2 small lemons
- 1 oz lime juice juice of about 1 small lime
- 1.5 oz simple syrup
- 3 oz gin
- 4 oz club soda
In cocktail shaker, muddle cucumber and basil with lemon juice until broken down and you can smell the aromas of both.
Add lime juice, simple syrup and gin to cocktail shaker with ice.
Shake until cold.
Strain into rocks glasses over ice.
Top each drink with ~2 oz club soda or to taste.
Garnish with cucumber slice and fresh basil.