Cucumber, Basil and Lime Gimlet

Cucumber, Basil and Lime Gimlet

  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook Time:
  • Total: 5 min
  • Serving: 1 Serving

This cocktail embodies the quintessential flavors and characteristics of the perfect summer drink: cool, crisp, lemony and fresh.


  • 2 fresh basil leaves
  • 2 slices cucumber
  • 1-1/2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce lemonade
  • 1/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • cucumber slice to garnish


  1. Place the basil and cucumber into a cocktail shaker and muddle well.
  2. Pour the vodka, lemonade and lime juice into the shaker and then fill with ice.
  3. Vigorously shake the mixture for 35 seconds and then strain into a cocktail glass filled with fresh ice.
  4. Garnish the drink with the cucumber slice and then serve immediately.

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