What is better than a Tom Collins on a hot Sunday afternoon? Well, not much to be honest with....
BUT, wat if you could spruce up this beauty of a cocktail with some freshly harvested Sweet Basil? Well, you'd get a delicious cocktail with subtle hints of this tasty herb which, in our opinion, takes this cocktail to a whole different level of tasty!
So, grab your cocktail shaker and some Gin and give this lovely concoction a whirl! This cocktail makes 2 servings.
Handful of VertiVegies Sweet Basil
80 ml gin
1 seedless lime
1/2 seedless cucumber
1/2 tsp sugar
200 ml soda water
Cut limes into wedges of 4 and slice cucumber thinly. In a cocktail shaker, muddle lime, cucumber, basil and sugar. Add gin and fill the cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well for 8 - 10 seconds and double strain into a tall Collins glass filled with ice. Top with soda water and garnish with Basil leaf, lime wedge and cucumber slice.
Using bigger ice cubes in a cocktail like this will result in a better tasting libation. Small ice cubes tend to melt and shatter during the shaking process which results in a diluted cocktail.