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Summer cocktails: Cucumber Gimlet & Strawberry Basil Smash

BRAVO's Strawberry Basil Smash BRAVO's Strawberry Basil Smash
CINCINNATI (FOX19) -

Cool off this summer with cocktail recipes from BRAVO! Cucina Italiana.

Traditional Cucumber Gimlet Recipe:

• 1 1/4 ounces Gin

• 1 ounce tonic water

• 3/4 ounce simple syrup

• 3/4 ounce lime juice

• 3 slices cucumbers

• 1 slice cucumber, peel

Traditional Strawberry Basil Smash Recipe:

• 1.5 oz vodka

• 5 strawberries, leafy ends removed

• 5 fresh basil leaves

• 1 lemon (plus more for garnish)

• drizzle honey

• club soda

1. In a mixing glass, thoroughly muddle strawberries with the basil.

2. Squeeze in the juice of one lemon and a drizzle of honey.

3. Swirl with vodka.

4. Fill a glass with ice and pour your mixture into the glass. Top it off with club soda.

5. Garnish with lemon round and a strawberry.

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