Basil & Cucumber Gin Smash

Serves 4.

INGREDIENTS

1 cucumber, sliced
Handful of fresh basil leaves plus 4 for decorating
4 shots of gin
Tonic water
Juice of 1 lemon
Crushed ice

METHOD

Using a vegetable peeler, peel 4 strips of cucumber lengthways for decoration. Put aside.
Slice the rest of the cucumber, place it in a cocktail shaker together with the basil leaves and bash until fragrant. Add the gin, lemon juice and crushed ice, and shake for a couple of minutes.
Fill the glasses with some crushed ice, strain the cocktail equally into the glasses. Top up with some tonic water, and decorate with cucumber strips and basil leaves.

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