Friday, May 13, 2016

IT'S FRIDAY.......

 
It's Friday y'all, and I'm off for a four day weekend!!!!!
 
And as we know Friday brings about cock-a-tails, and I just tried a new one, perfect for the spring and summer months. Gin and cucumber are a match made in cocktail heaven, but adding fresh basil takes the classic combo to a whole other level.
 
cucumber slices
3 basil leaves
½ tbsp sugar
2 ounce gin
lime juice (to taste)
½ cup crushed ice
½ cup tonic water

Instructions
Roll two basil leaves together, slicing them into smaller pieces.
Add sugar to glass, along with 1 ounce of gin, stirring until dissolved.
Add two cucumber slices and two sliced basil leaves, muddle 5-10 times.
Add lime juice to taste (I used about a teaspoon).
Add ½ cup 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.
 
GIN, GIN
💋

15 comments:

  1. Happy weekend to you too. That's drinks sounds very refreshing.

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  2. Now he's trying to get everybody drunk on the job.

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  3. I had my first gin beverage last summer with cucumber in it......was amazed how refreshing it was. This sounds lovely too. Have a wonderful long weekend.

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  4. And I believe you LITERALLY just had one too.

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  5. Have a great weekend, and too bad I can't have one of those right now. I need one!

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  6. I'm over this week.....im ready to leave and enjoy a cock a tail!. Or some tail. Which ever happens first.

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  7. Oh snap, that is so cool, I'm going to have to try and make one.

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  8. It is happy hour yet? This sounds yummy and refreshing a great way to start the weekend, even in crappy weather! Have a wonderful weekend !

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  9. As Tallulah Brockman Bankhead would say, " I'll have another."

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  10. drink up! ya never know when the next gin tanker truck will arrive at the casa!

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  11. Have a great break, Mistress! The cucumber is a proud vegetable, so let it bask in your admiration before you slice it. :)

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  12. Can R jurst say how absolblutly brulliant fat gin recipe irs. Ah can even reach the fool jug face doom on the flour. Cheer Honey!
    JP

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  13. Gin is always good for a Friday night. Or any night.

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  14. Wow, that drink is practically a SALAD!

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  15. Ingredients call for two ounces of Gin.
    Directions only mixed one ounce of Gin.
    What happened to the other ounce? 😉

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