Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.
Pour into a rocks glass over fresh ice.
Garnish with a lemon wheel and a few cracked peppercorns.
*Cucumber-basil-infused vodka: In a Mason jar, add 1 L vodka, 1/3 of a cucumber (sliced), 10 basil leaves, 5 Fresno peppers (or sweet peppers if you don’t want spice) and 2 thyme sprigs, and set aside. In a second Mason jar, add 2 cups white table sugar and 2 cups very hot water, shake to dissolve most of the sugar, then add 25 basil leaves. Place both jars into a sous vide bath for 2 hours at 130 degrees Fahrenheit. Let cool, then strain out solids. Add an additional 15 basil leaves to the second Mason jar, chill for about 2 hours in the refrigerator, then strain out solids.