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Gin cocktail with basil and cucumber

Gin cocktail with basil and cucumber

Replace gin with cordial, and bubbly with sparkling water for a non-alcoholic option.

  • Serves 2
  • Less than 25 minutes


  • ¼ cup (60ml) each gin and simple syrup
  • Juice (60ml) of 2 limes
  • Handful ice
  • 4-6 cucumber ribbons
  • ⅓ cup (180ml) crushed ice
  • ½ cup (125ml) sparkling wine
  • Basil leaves, for serving
  • Pomegranate rubies, for serving


  1. Combine gin, simple syrup and lime juice in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice.
  2. Shake until the outside is ice cold.
  3. Divide cucumber ribbons between 2 large glasses and top with crushed ice, then strain in cocktail mixture.
  4. Top up cocktails with sparkling wine.
  5. Serve with basil leaves and pomegranate rubies.
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