As you all certainly are aware of, the Gin fever is back… and so, I went looking for a recipe that would catch my eye!
What I found is known by the name of GBC (Gin, Basil, Cucumber). Just as its name describes it’s made with gin, basil and cucumber, and the author of this refreshing cocktail gin is BS’ in the Kitchen.
Basil and cucumber are many times used in drinks, like detox drinks, so it didn’t seem awkward at all mixing them in this cocktail drink.
And here’s the recipe (for 1 cup):
3 cucumber slices
3 basil leaves
½ tbsp sugar (or ½ tbsp of simple syrup)
1 ounce gin
lime juice (to taste)
½ cup crushed ice
½ cup tonic water
Slice two basil leaves. Add sugar (or simple syrup) to glass, along with 1 ounce of gin, stirring until dissolved.
Add two cucumber slices and the two sliced basil leaves, muddle 5-10 times.
Add lime juice to taste (I used about a teaspoon).
Add ½ cup of crushed ice and ½ cup tonic water.
Make a cut halfway through your last cucumber slice, placing it in the rim of the glass along with a basil leaf for garnish.
(If you want a more refreshing version you can replace the basil for mint, which will also combine very well with cucumber.)
The gin I’m going to use in this recipe is a Portuguese one that just won the International Wine & Spirit Competition 2016 with the Bronze medal – Friday Chic Gin, produced by Caves da Montanha.
Now, relax and enjoy your drink! 🙂
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