Cucumber Basil and Lime Martini

A refreshing vibrant cocktail that will silently knock your socks off! Thank you Simply Nutritious Delicious for sharing this with us…

Serves: 1

Prep: 5 minutes
Cooking: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

 

INGREDIENTS

1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon hot water
1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger
One 3-inch piece of cucumber—peeled, seeded and diced, plus 1 round for garnish
4 basil leaves, 2 torn
2 fluid ounces gin
Ice
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

In a small bowl, dissolve the sugar in the hot water. Press the grated ginger through a fine strainer set over the bowl, releasing the In a cocktail shaker, muddle the diced cucumber with the 2 torn basil leaves. Add the ginger syrup, gin, lime juice and a handful of ice. Shake well, then strain into a martini glass. Garnish the martini with the cucumber slice and the remaining whole basil leaf
and serve.
YIELDS: makes 1 drink

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