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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-produce 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.


  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 2 slices cucumber (1/4-inch slices)
  • 1 1/2 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 ounce lemonade
  • 1/4 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • Garnish: basil leaf


  1. Muddle the basil and cucumber in a shaker.

  2. Add remaining ingredients and ice and shake.

  3. Strain into a rocks glass over ice.

  4. Garnish with a basil leaf.