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The GBC (Gin, Basil, Cumber)

BS' in the Kitchen
Basil & cucumber pair great with the earthy floral notes in gin, making for a refreshing & unique cocktail.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 6 mins
Course Cocktail
Servings 1


  • 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.
  • Enjoy!