Ingredients

  • 1 bunch of basil, finely chopped
  • 100 grams sugar
  • 100 ml water
  • 2 cucumbers
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 50 ml water and 50 ml gin or vodka, or 100 ml water
  • Pinch of salt
  • Serve with a slice of dried lime and thinly sliced cucumber

Start your party with a refreshing cucumber cocktail! Whether you’re a gin enthusiast, prefer the simplicity of vodka or you like it without alcohol, this cucumber cocktail has it all. The mix of sugar and limes gives a lovely sweet and sour taste, while the cucumber and basil provide the freshness. 

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Preparation

  • In a small saucepan, combine sugar with water, a pinch of salt, and finely chopped basil. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for at least 10 minutes. Afterward, blend the mixture with a hand blender until smooth, then strain the liquid through a fine-mesh sieve. Allow it to cool in the refrigerator.
  • When you're ready to make the drinks, combine 4 tablespoons of the basil syrup, 2 peeled cucumbers, the juice of 2 limes, water or a mixture of water and gin/vodka, and a pinch of salt in a blender. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Divide the mixture into 4 glasses and garnish each with a slice of dried lime and thinly sliced cucumber.
  • There you go, your cucumber cocktails are ready to be served!

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