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.
3 basil leaves
½ tbsp sugar
2 ounce gin
lime juice (to taste)
½ cup crushed ice
½ cup tonic water
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.