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5 O'Clock Friday // Cucumber Basil Vodka Gimlet with Bre Collins

Posted by Adeline Hocine on


Bre Collins is a stylist, content creator, and coffee enthusiast currently living in Chicago. She spends most of her time working as a stylist and social media assistant for Rebecca Minkoff’s newest flagship store. When not at work, Bre enjoys traveling with her husband and making new connections whenever she can.

Find Bre on Instagram @bre_collins

Ingredients (for two servings):

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 large seedless cucumber, coarsely chopped and divided
  • 2/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2/3 cup vodka
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 fresh basil sprigs

Directions: 

  1. Place sugar and 1/2 of the cucumber pieces in a large, wide-mouthed glass or 2-cup measuring cup. Muddle lightly.

  2. Add lime juice and stir until sugar is dissolved.

  3. Pour lime juice mixture through a fine mesh sieve into another 2-cup measuring cup.

  4. Stir in vodka and water.

  5. Fill two lowball glasses with ice.

  6. Divide cocktail and remaining cucumber pieces between two glasses and garnish with basil.