Posted by: marthabernie | June 3, 2016

Cucumber-Basil Gin and Tonic

A few years ago I had dinner at the home of some friends and they served this drink.  I liked it well enough but failed to get the recipe.  Then I came across it just a few weeks ago.  It’s very light and refreshing:


Gently crush 2 basil leaves, 3 cucumber slices and one lime wedge in a cocktail shaker.  Fill shaker with ice cubes.  Add 1/4 cup gin and cover and shake for  30 seconds.  Strain into a highball glass filled with ice cubes.  Top with tonic water.  Garnish with a sprig of basil.



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