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The GBC (Gin, Basil, Cumber) + VIDEO RECIPE

May 13th, 2013 · 10 Comments · Drink, Fresh herbs

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Inspired by a similar drink at a local Saskatoon restaurant/lounge called The Rook & Raven, I decided to try and make my own version! Cucumber and basil in a cocktail may seem like a  strange combo to some, but I assure you it is delicious and very refreshing! Especially with gin! I even decided to do a short recipe video for it, I hope you guys enjoy it!

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The GBC (Gin, Basil, Cumber)
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Serves: 1
 
Basil & cucumber pair great with the earthy floral notes in gin, making for a refreshing & unique cocktail.
Ingredients
  • 3 cucumber slices
  • 3 basil leaves
  • ½ tbsp sugar (or ½ tbsp of simple syrup)
  • 1 ounce gin
  • lime juice (to taste)
  • ½ cup crushed ice
  • ½ cup tonic water
Instructions
  1. Roll two basil leaves together, slicing them into smaller pieces.
  2. Add sugar (or simple syrup) to glass, along with 1 ounce of gin, stirring until dissolved.
  3. Add two cucumber slices and two sliced basil leaves, muddle 5-10 times.
  4. Add lime juice to taste (I used about a teaspoon).
  5. Add ½ cup crushed ice and ½ cup tonic water.
  6. Make a cut halfway through your last cucumber slice, placing it in the rim of the glass along with a basil leaf for garnish.
  7. Enjoy!

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Doesn’t it just look refreshing!? Try it out and let me know what you think, and how you liked the video!

Cheers,

Bob

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