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5 cocktails from the garden

May 16, 2012, 12:12 p.m.
Mint and Cucumber Mmm Cocktail

Photo: Enrique Gili

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Mint and Cucumber Mmm Cocktail

Because that's exactly what you'll be saying after sipping this deceptively easy herbal cocktail.
 
Mint and Cucumber Mmm Cocktail
Ingredients
  • 3 mint leaves, torn
  • 3 basil leaves, torn
  • 4 or 5 ice cubes
  • 1 ounce lime cordial
  • 3 slices English cucumber
  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka, chilled
  • 12 ounces club soda, chilled
  • Sprig mint, optional garnish
Prep time: 2 minutes 

Total time: 2 minutes 

 

Cooking Directions

  1. Combine mint, basil, lime cordial (see Vodka Gimlet) and ice cubes in glass jar with tight fitting lid. Seal jar. Shake vigorously for 10 to 12 seconds.
  2. Remove lid. Add cucumber, vodka and club soda. Stir and serve.

Yield: 1 drink