Basil Cucumber Gin Gimlet Recipe

Basil Cucumber Gin Gimlet Recipe
Staff Writer

If you’re like me, you’ve indulged in your share of mojitos, but mint is only one herb you can take your muddler to. Basil and sage are both fantastic in cocktails, but don’t be afraid to get adventurous. Anything you grow in your herb garden — like thyme, rosemary, or tarragon — can find a home inside a cocktail shaker. Click for a killer Basil Cucumber Gin Gimlet recipe.

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Deliver Ingredients


  • 2 ounces Hendrick’s gin
  • ½ ounce St. Germaine elderflower liqueur
  • 4-5 basil leaves
  • 1 slice of cucumber
  • ½ lime, cut into wedges
  • 1 barspoon simple syrup
  • Cucumber slice and basil sprig for garnish


In the bottom of a pint glass, add, in order: basil, cucumber, lime wedges. Add simple syrup and muddle until the basil is bruised, and all the juice is released from the lime. Add gin and St. Germaine, and shake vigorously until well chilled. Strain through a fine mesh strainer into a chilled coupe or martini glass. Spear the basil sprig through the middle of the cucumber slice, and float it on top of the cocktail as garnish.

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Basil Shopping Tip

Look for bright green leaves free of dark spots. The leaves should be dry and are best kept wrapped in a paper towel in a bag when storing in the refrigerator.

Basil Cooking Tip

When using basil in a hot recipe, add it only at the last minute. Otherwise you will lose the flavor and fragrance of the herb.