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Cucumber Basil Gimlet cocktail with garnishes of cucumber and basil, sitting on a cutting board
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Cucumber Basil Gimlet

Gin-based cocktail made with fresh cucumber, basil and citrus juices for an incredibly refreshing drink
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cucumber basil gimlet
Servings: 2 drinks
Calories: 173kcal
Author: Kelly Wagner, MS, RD, LDN


  • cocktail shaker
  • muddler
  • rocks glasses


  • 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.