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 Southern Living

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  • 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


  1. 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.
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