Cocktail: Cucumber & Basil G&T

Cucumber and Basil G&T

For a more herbaceous twist on the refreshing G&T, try out this super simple cocktail recipe.

Cucumber basil gin tonic


  1. Using a vegetable peeler, slice thin ribbons of cucumber and place in a cocktail glass. From the remaining cucumber, cut off 3 chunks to muddle into the cocktail. Squeeze the lime juice into a cocktail shaker and add the gin, St Germain, basil, and cucumber chunks. Muddle the ingredients well, and then add ice.
  2. Shake well, then pour into your glass. Top with tonic and garnish with basil.


45ml gin
40ml elderflower liqueur
Juice of ½ a lime
2 sprigs basil, plus more to garnish
½ cucumber
Tonic water