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Basil Cucumber Gin Cooler

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Super light and summery Basil Cucumber Gin Cooler cocktail – made with muddled cucumbers, basil, lemon juice, gin and a splash of seltzer.

With the holiday weekend coming, if you're looking for a signature cocktail that looks like it jumped right off a spa cuisine menu for under 140 calories, this is it! Made with muddled cucumbers, basil, lemon juice, gin and a splash of seltzer, it's light and summery and perfect to serve at your next party.Basil-Cucumber Gin Cooler

With the holiday weekend coming, if you’re looking for a signature cocktail that looks like it jumped right off a spa cuisine menu for under 140 calories, this is it! More low calorie alcoholic drinks I enjoy are my Boozy Watermelon Lime Granita, Iced Green Tea Mojito, and Citrus Margarita Spritzer.

A cocktail shaker, a muddler, a whole cucumber with diced pieces, a whole lemon and a bowl of lemon juice, basil leaves, and a bottle of gin in the background


This cocktail recipe is from a great new book I just got, 150-Calorie Cocktails; All Natural Drinks and Snacks. Filled with lots of great cocktails I plan on trying this summer as well as tips on how to make a low calorie cocktail. Some tips include choosing a lower-proof liquor, skipping store bought syrups and prepared mixes, choosing seltzer over tonic water (did you know tonic water was 90 calories per cup!) and something I often do, adding seltzer to wine to make a spritzer.

A book titled 150-calorie Cocktails and a glass filled with Basil Cucumber Cooler cocktail with ice
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Basil-Cucumber Gin Cooler

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Cals:137
Carbs:7
Super light and summery Basil Cucumber Gin Cooler cocktail– made with muddled cucumbers, basil, lemon juice, gin and a splash of seltzer. Under 140 calories!
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
With the holiday weekend coming, if you're looking for a signature cocktail that looks like it jumped right off a spa cuisine menu for under 140 calories, this is it! Made with muddled cucumbers, basil, lemon juice, gin and a splash of seltzer, it's light and summery and perfect to serve at your next party.
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 10 mins
Yield: 1 servings
Serving Size: 1 glass

Ingredients

  • 2- inch piece of cucumber peeled and chopped
  • 1 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 2 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tsp agave nectar
  • 1 1/2 oz gin
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • ice cubes
  • splash of seltzer
  • 1 thin slice lemon for garnish
  • 1 thin slice cucumber for garnish

Instructions

  • In a cocktail shaker, muddle the chopped cucumber, lemon zest, basil and agave.
  • Add the gin, lemon juice and ice cubes and stir 10 seconds.
  • Strain the mixture into a rocks glass filled with ice cubes and top with seltzer.
  • Garnish with lemon and cucumber and serve.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1 glass, Calories: 137 kcal, Carbohydrates: 7 g, Sodium: 7 mg, Sugar: 5 g

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  9. Any idea if white rum would work in place of gin? I thought this might serve as a good substitute for a mojito.