Cucumber and Basil Lemon Spritzer

Cucumber and Basil Lemon Spritzer

1

2 oz vodka

¾ oz Limoncello

¾ oz fresh lemon

2 cucumber slices

¾ oz basil simple syrup

club soda

basil and cucumber wheel garnish


Basil simple syrup

2 cups sugar

1 ½ cups cold water

2 tablespoons corn syrup

¼ cup packed fresh basil leaves

To a cocktail shaker, add cucumber and muddle. Add vodka, Limoncello, lemon and basil simple syrup and shake over ice. Strain and pour into a tall rocks glass over ice. Top with club soda. Garnish with fresh basil sprig and a cucumber wheel.


Basil Simple Syrup

Combine the sugar, water, and corn syrup in medium saucepan and cook over medium-high heat for about 10 minutes, until all the sugar is completely dissolved. Do not allow the syrup to come to a full rolling boil.


While the sugar is cooking, finely chop the basil and place half in a mesh bag or loose tea steeper and place into the sugar mixture. Set the other half aside.


When slightly cooled, remove cooked basil, add fresh basil and chill.

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No. 07 / Winter 2019

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