Cucumber, Basil & Lime Gimlet

Cucumber Basil & Lime Gimlet
Image: / Tim Nusog

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


45 ml vodka

2 slices cucumber (1/4-inch slices)

1 1/2 fresh basil leaves

30 ml lemonade

7.5 ml lime juice, freshly squeezed

Garnish: basil leaf


Muddle the basil and cucumber in a shaker.

Add remaining ingredients and ice and shake.

Strain into a rocks glass over ice.

Garnish with a basil leaf.

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