This basil, cucumber, lime, vodka cocktail is so refreshing and simple to make. Careful! It goes down fast!
4 Fresh basil leaves
5 Slices of cucumber (1/4 inch thick)
4 Ounces Simple syrup (Make simple syrup by combining equal portions water and sugar. Heat until sugar dissolves. Store in fridge.)
1 Large Juicy lemon
1 Large Juicy lime
4 Ounces Vodka
There's no need to buy any fancy bar equipment for this cocktail. To "muddle" I used my Pampered Chef tool called the "mix and chop" and that worked perfectly. You could use a potato masher. I also don't own a shaker (yet) so I use a plastic jar with a lid. When I strain the cocktail, I strain through a sieve. Nothing fancy!
Muddle basil and cucumber along with simple syrup.
Add juices from the lemon and lime.
Place all in shaker (or something similar) filled with ice and shake, shake shake. Strain into ice-filled rocks glasses. Garnish with a slice of cucumber.