Hey again peeps! I’m really behind in editing my Euro summer trip pics so I apologize for the delay; my travel pictures should be up anytime next week. Meanwhile, I am continuing to share little things that inspired me during my trip, here, on the blog.
What you need :
- 1 cucumber to make cucumber juice
- 8 to 10 fresh basil leaves to make basil simple syrup
- 3 measures of cucumber juice [tutorial below]
- 1/2 measure of basil simple syrup [tutorial below]
- 2 measures of vodka
- 1 measure of cointreau – you can use triple sec if you prefer
- 1 lime, juiced
Basil Simple Syrup :
Combine 1 cup of sugar, 1/2 a cup of water and 1/2 a cup of basil leaves in a small saucepan. Bring to simmer on medium heat and stir occasionally until the sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool completely before transferring to a resealable container.
Cucumber Juice :
Peel one cucumber and use a food processor – I used my NutriBullet and added a bit of water – to obtain a puree. Pour into a bowl using a strainer to block the solids and get only the liquid. Press the retained solids with a spoon to get as much liquid as possible. Discard the solids and keep the juice.
Combine some ice cubes, the basil syrup, cucumber juice, lime, vodka, cointreau in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Strain into serving glasses – you can add ice cubes – and decorate with basil leaves and a slice of cucumber. Voilà!
Do you have an original signature cocktail using uncommon ingredients to share with me? Cheers and a happy weekend to you all! Xo, Si-
* Please drink responsibly
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