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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