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Basil Tom Collins

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.

Pro Tip

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.

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