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.

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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