Patrick Bolster, head bartender at 5 1/2 Bar in Pensacola, gave us the recipe for this cucumber and basil refresher.
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.
5 1/2 Bar, Pensacola, Florida