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Cucumber Gin Fizz with Basil & Mint

Front view of two gin fizz cocktails with lemon wedges, basil leaves, cucumber soda, and elderflower liqueur in the background.

Cucumber adds a crisp, refreshing note to the classic Gin Fizz, along with basil, mint, and elderflower liqueur for a botanical twist. It may look fancy, but it's easy to make!

  • Author: Alexandra
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cocktail 1x
  • Category: beverages
  • Method: shaker

Ingredients

Scale
  • ice
  • 3/4 ounce freshly-squeezed lemon or lime juice*
  • 3 slices cucumber
  • 7 spearmint leaves
  • 4 basil leaves
  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 1/2 ounces elderflower liqueur
  • 3 ounces dry cucumber soda
  • optional garnishes (cucumber ribbon, lemon/lime wedge, mint or basil sprig)

Instructions

  1. Combine lemon/lime juice, cucumber slices, mint, and basil in a cocktail shaker and muddle together. Add gin and elderflower liqeuer. Fill shaker with ice and shake well.
  2. Strain mixture into a highball glass filled with ice (and cucumber ribbon, if using) and top off with cucumber soda. Garnish as desired and serve immediately.

Notes

*Lemon and lime will each add their own subtle twist to the flavor of this cocktail. Lemon is the more traditional choice for a Gin Fizz, but both work well here. Feel free to go with your preference or what you have on hand.

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