We love gimlets for a lot of reasons: they’re delicious, refreshing and one of the lighter cocktails you can order at happy hour. slice of cucumber and leaf of basil for garnish. Rate this recipe by clicking the stars in this recipe card up above. The email addresses you've entered will not be stored and will only be used to send this email. Vodka is versatile and pairs really well with all kinds of flavors. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Made this yourself? This Cucumber Basil Martini is quite a deliciously refreshing cocktail. Strain into martini glass. Add basil, simple syrup or sugar and lime juice. Add basil, simple syrup or sugar and lime juice. Cucumber. Add vodka, Cointreau, and cucumber juice. Vodka, basil and cucumber summer cocktail 5 min Cucumber and fresh basil leaves are muddled with sugar and served with vodka over crushed ice for a very refreshing summer cocktail. I prefer something that has a large ratio of mixer to alcohol like most Moscow Mules recipes. If you are looking for a clean, refreshing vodka cocktail, make this super yummy Cucumber Cocktail with Basil. Privacy policy. Relax and enjoy. Strain when the infusion has reached the desired flavor. But most of the time I already have an idea for something I want to make with it. She loves to share ideas to make mom life easier and encourage busy gals to make time for themselves too! Let sit for 24 hours. Email me at [email protected]! Add 2-3 leaves of fresh basil. You can read my full disclosure policy, Quick Dinner Party Appetizers For a Festive Shindig. Follow I’m Bored, Let’s Go here: Drink responsibly. A delicious, refreshing cocktail reminiscent of a day at the spa! Light and refreshing. I don’t know why vodka recipes seem so perfect for warmer weather but they are my go-to cocktails when temperatures heat up. So I was super concerned that I would not like it and be drunk just from one sip. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), « Grilled Corn with Chile Butter, Lime & Queso Fresco, Grilled Pineapple with Ice Cream, Rum Sauce and Toasted Coconut ». https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/basil-vodka-gimlets-238926 Use a wooden spoon to press on the solids to get as much liquid out as possible. And a baby sitter for the kids. Peel cucumber, cut in chunks and process in food processor or blender until pureed. I sliced up the cucumbers, quartered the limes and got almost through the entire recipe before I realized…This drink is pretty much straight vodka. I am happy to report that while the cocktail was definitely on the stronger side (again, the whole thing is pretty much vodka) the taste was fantastic! That’s delicious too! This cocktail might just make you think you’re spending a day at the spa. Shake well. And three of my girlfriends who stopped by for happy hour all agreed! For the basil… Required fields are marked *, Based in Southern California, I am the mom to two amazing boys and married to the raddest man in all the land. Pour into fine sieve set over a bowl to drain juice. Add vodka and crushed ice.