Cucumber Basil Smash

Last weekend I was at the Harlem Eat Up festival, and besides all that yummy food there were plenty of alcoholic samples to indulge in. One of my favorites was this Cucumber Basil Smash from Hendrick’s Gin. Of course I immediately got the recipe so I could recreate it. Again you choose the level of sweetness by adding your desired amount of simple syrup.


What you’ll need:2 oz Henrick’s Gin
​1 oz fresh lemon juice
1 oz simple syrup

4 basil leaves
4 cucumber wheels

Muddle basil, cucumber and simple syrup. Add gin and lemon juice, shake well with ice in a shaker. Strain and pour over fresh ice. Garnish with cucumber slices and basil.