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! 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.
- 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)
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.
Serving: 1glass, Calories: 137kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Sodium: 7mg, Sugar: 5g
Freestyle Points: 4
Points +: 4