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

Patrick Bolster
Recipe by Southern Living April 2013

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Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

Recipe Summary

Yield:
Makes 1 serving
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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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Source

5 1/2 Bar, Pensacola, Florida

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