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Strawberry Basil Gin Rickey

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A Gin Rickey is just a classic cocktail. It’s simple, delicious, and easy to make. Why not put a fun (yet still simple) Spring twist on it! With the addition of the strawberry basil simple syrup you won’t want to go back to the classic.

Ingredients

Simple Syrup:

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup water

4 strawberries, chopped

5 basil leaves

Cocktail:

1 inch piece of cucumber, cut into pieces

2 oz fresh squeezed lime juice

2 oz Gin of choice

2 oz simple syrup

Club Soda

 

Instructions

The first thing you want to do is make the simple syrup. In a pan over medium high heat add in the water, sugar, strawberries, and basil. Let it come up to a simmer and cook for 2-3 minutes. Turn off the heat and let it come to room temperature

To make the cocktail add the chopped cucumber into the shaker. Muddle the cucumber until all of the juices release

Add in the gin, lime juice, simple syrup, and ice. Shake until chilled

Strain into a class filled with crushed ice and top with club soda

Garnish with a lime slice and you’re ready to enjoy a delicious cocktail!