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Hump Day Cocktails
Lauren Parker-Gill

Cucumber, Basil and Lime Gimlet

Posted by: on August 16th, 2013Tagged in: , , , , , ,
Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka? Cucumber, Basil and Lime Gimlet

I wanted to think outside the box for this week’s Hump Day Cocktail and post something completely different, from the past few weeks. And so, I began scouring the internets to find something new and delicious for you all. When I found this one, it sounded so light and refreshing; plus, it’s the only one that doesn’t require you to make your own simple syrup. I love it when extra work is NOT required! So obviously, I just had to share it with you. I hope you like it!

Ingredients:
4 fresh basil leaves
4 slices of fresh cucumber
3 oz of vodka
2 oz lemonade
1/2 oz lime juice
Lime wedge, basil leaves or cucumber wheel for garnish

Directions:
In a cocktail shaker, muddle the basil and cucumber with the back of a wooden spoon. Once muddled well, add the liquid ingredients and fill with ice. Shake well and strain into 2 whiskey/rocks glasses filled with ice. Garnish with a lime wedge or cucumber wheel and float some basil leaves in there too, while you’re at it.

Cheers!

Image source: Liquor.com

Lauren is a wife, mother, coffee addict, purse fiend, martini consumer, gadget girl, & chocoholic. To go along with her coffee obsession, she calls her 3 boys Venti, Grande and Tall on her blog, Spill The Beans (for those keeping score - Testosterone: 4; Estrogen: 1). She has fabulous shopping skills, loves pop culture and is the FourSquare Mayor of her local Starbucks, of which, she is excessively proud. She also loves exercising, knitting, reading, writing, editing and has been [...] Read More

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