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Cucumber, Basil & Lime Gimlet

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The 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, add a little lemonade and you've got the ideal warm-weather cocktail.


  • 1 1/2 oz Vodka
  • 2 slices Cucumber (1/4-inch slices)
  • 1 1/2 Fresh basil leaves
  • 1 oz Lemonade
  • 1/4 oz Fresh lime juice
  • Garnish: Cucumber wheel


  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 cucumber wheel.