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