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

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