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A cucumber basil gimlet garnished with cucumber slices and basil leaves.

Cucumber Basil Gimlet

  • Author: Ali
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Cocktail 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This cucumber basil gimlet is a simple and refreshing cocktail recipe. Made with homemade basil simple syrup from fresh basil leaves.


  • Basil Simple Syrup:
    • ½ cup fresh basil leaves, packed
    • ½ cup granulated sugar
    • ½ cup water
  • Cucumber Basil Gimlet:
    • 2 oz cucumber juice
    • 1 oz gin
    • 1 oz basil simple syrup
    • 1 oz lime juice, freshly squeezed


  1. Next, make the cucumber basil gimlet: Add the cucumber juice, gin, basil simple syrup and lime juice to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well for 20 seconds and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Serve immediately.


  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 Cocktail
  • Calories: 157
  • Sugar: 21g
  • Sodium: 108mg
  • Fat: 0.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 24g
  • Fiber: 0.4g
  • Protein: 0.7g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: gimlet recipe