Cucumber Basil Gimlet

This is one of my favorite cocktails this year! It’s a little unusual, but I promise you’ll love it. You choose the amount of cucumber and basil in this cocktail, but don’t be afraid, it all works just swimmingly. You can cool down, party and still have a serving of vegetables all in one. What could go wrong with that?



What you’ll need”

  • 1 1/2 oz Tlito’s vodka (or quality vodka of your choice)
  • 1 1/2 oz lemonade
  • 1/2 oz Rose’s Lime Juice
  • 1/2 oz cucumber basil mix

To prepare the cucumber basil mix, peel half a European cucumber, and add it to a blender or food processor together with 1/4 cup of fresh basil leaves. Blend well, add a splash of lemonade to make it more of a liquid substance if necessary. Strain.

Add all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well then strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with a cucumber slice and/or basil leaf.

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