End of Summer Cucumber Basil Smash

Use Hendrick's or one of our local gins (HCDistillery, Corsair) to create this innovative cocktail. Consider also muddling seasonal berries for a flavorful variation.

July 05, 2016

Ingredients

  • 1.5 parts Hendrick's Gin
  • .75 part fresh lemon juice
  • .75 part simple syrup (or Eli Mason's Rich Simple Syrup)
  • 1 small bunch of basil (3-5 leaves)
  • 3-5 cucumber wheels

Preparation

In a mixing glass, muddle basil, cucumber, and simple syrup.  Add Hendrick‚Äôs Gin, lemon juice, and ice. Shake well and fine strain into an iced double rocks glass. Garnish with a bunch of basil and a cucumber wheel.

You can find Eli Mason Syrups at stores carrying local goods and at Elimason.com

Related Stories & Recipes

Watermelon Strawberry Lemonade

Bring 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar to a boil in a medium saucepan. Cool. Place 4 cups chopped watermelon, 1/2 cups chopped strawberries, and the juice of 4 lemons in a blend...

Music City Food + Wine Festival 2017

Music City Food + Wine Festival Announces Chef Showcase Schedule More Than 35 Local Chefs Featured at Fifth-Annual Festival, September 15-17, 2017, in Downtown Nashville

Ingredients

  • 1.5 parts Hendrick's Gin
  • .75 part fresh lemon juice
  • .75 part simple syrup (or Eli Mason's Rich Simple Syrup)
  • 1 small bunch of basil (3-5 leaves)
  • 3-5 cucumber wheels
Subscribe
Build your own subscription bundle.
Pick 3 regions for $60