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Cucumber Cocktail

Cucumber Cocktail

  • Author: Sylvie Taylor
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2
  • Category: Drinks


This Cucumber Cocktail recipe includes a homemade basil sugar syrup, gin and lemonade for a refreshing summer cocktail that is quick to whip up.


Basil Sugar Syrup
28 grams / 2 tablespoons superfine/caster sugar
28 grams / 2 tablespoons water
5 leaves fresh basil
Cucumber Cocktail
180 milliliters / 4 shots gin
2 inch thick slice cucumber
1 lemon, sliced into wedges
1 cup lemonade
Ice to serve


Basil sugar syrup

  1. Place the sugar, water and a couple of stalks of basil into a saucepan on medium heat, simmering until the sugar has dissolved and the basil has turned the syrup slightly green.
  2. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  3. Squeeze the basil completely of the sugar syrup and discard.

Cucumber cocktail

  1. Place the basil sugar syrup, cucumber, basil, lemon wedges, gin and a couple of ice cubes into a cocktail shaker and combine until cool.
  2. Place a little ice into your glasses and decorate with a sliver of cucumber along the edge.
  3. Strain into your serving glasses and finish with lemonade and more ice if needed.
  4. Serve immediately with a basil leaf.
  5. Enjoy!


Recipe by Roamingtaste


  • Calories: 355 calories per serve

Keywords: alcohol cocktail, cucumber drink, gin drink