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Gin cocktail with basil and cucumber

Recipe from Just Cooking in association with Fresh Living


Just Cooking

BBC Lifestyle


• 4 fresh basil leaves
• ¼ cup (60ml) gin
• ¼ cup (60ml) simple syrup
• Lime juice
• 2 cucumber ribbons, plus a couple of slices
• ¾ cup crushed ice
• ½ cup (125ml) bubbly (or a splash more, if you dare)
• Extra basil leaves and pomegranate rubies, to garnish

Preparation method

  1. Combine the basil, gin, simple syrup, lime juice and ice in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake the container until the outside is ice cold.
  3. Place the cucumber and crushed ice in a large glass, and strain in the cocktail mixture.
  4. Top up with the bubbly.
  5. Garnish with the basil leaves and pomegranate rubies.