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
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 cucumber wheel.