Basil-Cucumber Gin Cooler Recipe
With the holiday weekend coming, if you’re looking for a signature cocktail that looks like it jumped right off a spa cuisine menu for under 140 calories, this is it! Made with muddled cucumbers, basil, lemon juice, gin and a splash of seltzer, it’s light and summery and perfect to serve at your next party.
2-inch piece of cucumber, peeled and chopped
1 tsp grated lemon zest
2 fresh basil leaves
1 tsp agave nectar
1 1/2 oz gin
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
splash of seltzer
1 thin slice lemon, for garnish
1 thin slice cucumber, for garnish
In a cocktail shaker, muddle the chopped cucumber, lemon zest, basil and agave.
Add the gin. lemon juice and ice cubes and stir 10 seconds. Strain the mixture into a rocks glass filled with ice cubes and top with seltzer. Garnish with lemon and cucumber and serve.
Keywords: Basil-Cucumber Gin Cooler