The Palafox Fizz

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham
Patrick Bolster, head bartender at 5 1/2 Bar in Pensacola, gave us the recipe for this cucumber and basil refresher.

Yield:

Makes 1 serving

Recipe from


Ingredients

8 to 10 fresh basil leaves
3 to 5 cucumber slices
Ice cubes
3 tablespoons gin
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon simple syrup
Club soda

Preparation

Muddle basil leaves and cucumber slices in a cocktail shaker to release flavors. Fill shaker with ice cubes, gin, lime juice, and simple syrup. Cover with lid, and shake vigorously until thoroughly chilled (about 30 seconds). Strain into a 12-oz. glass filled with ice cubes; top with club soda.

Note:

Patrick Bolster,

5 1/2 Bar, Pensacola, Florida,

April 2013