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Cucumber, Basil & Lime Gimlet

Cucumber, Basil & Lime Gimlet

The classic combination of gin, lime juice and simple syrup gets a fresh-produce boost in the Cucumber, Basil & Lime Gimlet. Swap out gin for vodka, add a little lemonade and you've got the ideal warm-weather cocktail.

  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 2 slices cucumber (1/4-inch slices)
  • 1 1/2 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 ounce lemonade
  • 1/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • Garnish: basil leaf
  1. Muddle the basil and cucumber in a shaker.

  2. Add remaining ingredients and ice and shake.

  3. Strain into a rocks glass over ice.

  4. Garnish with a basil leaf.


Watch the video: Basil-Cucumber Gimlet from the Cocktail Dudes (October 2021).