Skip to main content

Cucumber, Lime, and Basil Gimlet

Pale yellow-green liquid in a cocktail glass, garnished with a basil leaf
The Cucumber, Lime, and Basil Gimlet is a refreshing twist on the classic gimlet, infusing it with vibrant, garden-fresh flavors. This cocktail combines the crispness of cucumber, the zesty brightness of lime, and the aromatic sweetness of basil, resulting in a light and invigorating drink. We found this drink tastes best when served in an antique glass courtesy of our friends at Ornamaloo, but we’ll let you judge that for yourself.


  • 2 slices cucumber (1/4-inch slices)
  • 1 1/2 fresh basil leaves (plus 1 for garnish)
  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • 1 oz lemonade
  • 1/4 oz lime juice, freshly squeezed


  1. Muddle the cucumber and basil in a shaker.
  2. Add the vodka, lemonade, lime juice, and ice, and shake until well-chilled.
  3. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with a basil leaf.
Listen on apple Podcasts
Get it on Google Play
Listen on spotify
Listen on stitcher