Thursday, July 31, 2014

Cucumber Gimlet

The following makes 2 drinks - can easily be doubled/tripled for a pitcher! Why would you even want to make just one! It's as cool as a gimlet. By the way - you could use vodka if you don't have gin in the house*.

2 tbsp. Sugar
1 Small Cucumber - the Persian kind or 1/4 English cucumber
Some Basil
Juice of one or two Limes
4 oz Gin
Splash of Water
Crushed Ice

Cut the cucumber in small pieces (skin n' all) and muddle with the sugar and basil in the bottom of a cocktail shaker/mixing glass. Add the lime juice and stir to dissolve the sugar, then add the gin and water and stir to combine all the ingredients. Strain into two glasses filled with crushed ice. Garnish with cucumber, lime or basil - or all three!

*There should always be gin in the house.

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