Drink This, Garden Rant Cocktail Hour

Drink This.

Basil gin cocktail

Gin.  (vodka if you must, but really–gin.  Hendrick's would be a fine choice.)

Basil and cucumber, muddled.

Squeeze of lime juice.

Splash of Dry Cucumber Soda

Happy Wednesday!

Posted by on July 13, 2011 at 2:42 pm, in the category Drink This, Garden Rant Cocktail Hour.
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12 responses to “Drink This.”

  1. I’m going to find that cucumber soda, already have the basil and gin… and vodka. Yum.

  2. Niko says:

    Good call on Hendrick’s. Tanqueray 10 is also good.

    Instead of cucumbers, basil, and cucumber soda, try ice. Easier to find, easier to grow too.

  3. yolana says:

    gotta find that soda. nowish.

  4. Sharon Cohoon says:

    It takes no persuasion to get me to drink gin but it might take some effort to find that soda. Sounds worth it, though.

  5. cucumber soda? I’ll muddle with vodka (hmm or rum)in 5 hours. Thanks.

  6. I must confess that I dislike the white, or clear, liquors.
    I do adore the basil lemonade one can get at Thea’s in San Jose–leaded or un.

    However, upon discovering that I don’t have to drink vodka in a Moscow Mule, but can have really strong ginger beer or ale (red-hot Blenheim comes to mind) with rum, as a Dark & Stormy, I’ll join you in one of those. A slice of lemon from the not-really-a-Meyer in my yard, or a lime, or some orange-bergamot mint will do very nicely. So will a topper of ginger liqueur!

  7. Kathy says:

    Missing GR Cocktail Hour dammit !

  8. Wish you were my neighbor…

  9. anne says:

    Oh man. Oh man….yes!

  10. shira says:

    Must try!!!
    For those who are not yet in cucumber season/still have arugula try this – http://gardenfordessert.blogspot.com/2011/05/finally-getting-somewhere.html

  11. trey says:

    Man, would that taste good right now! What’s it called?

  12. Leslie says:

    That sounds…wonderful! Need to find that soda.