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Thai Basil and Cucumber Gin Cocktail

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Thai Basil and Cucumber Gin Cocktail is an Easy and Refreshing Cocktail that’s perfect for the warmer months.

Up close view of basil and cucumber gin cocktail on a marble board.

My preferred cocktails tend to be on lighter side with fresh aromatics. I also love adding sparkling water to give it some effervescent.

These type of cocktails are easy to make at home with simple ingredients and don’t require any fancy bar tools.

Horizontal view of 2 cocktails on a marble board with a bottle in the background.

How to make a muddled cocktail

While I used a wooden muddle stick to make this cocktail, it’s totally not necessary!

Here are some other options if you don’t have a muddler:

  • Large wooden spoon- Use the end (make sure it’s clean) and muddle the ingredients.
  • Regular Spoon- Use the spoon to press the ingredients against the sides of the glass to release the juices and aroma.

Otherwise muddlers are pretty affordable and come in handy for making cocktails like this Ginger Blossom Margarita with muddled cucumber.

Overhead view of cocktail with basil and cucumber garnish and a muddling stick in the background.

This basil and cucumber cocktail is made with gin, however I also tried it with vodka and it paired well too. I’m using Thai Basil, since I have a large plant in my garden, but Italian basil will work as well.

To make a large batch of this recipe, mix all the ingredients in a small pitcher except for the ice and sparkling water. To serve fill each glass with ice, pour the cocktail mixture halfway in the glass, then top with sparkling water.

Garnish with cucumber slices and a sprig of basil, cheers!

Clear glass with pieces of cucumber and garnished with basil leaves.

Thai Basil and Cucumber Gin Cocktail Recipe

Easy and Refreshing Gin Cocktail made with muddled Thai basil and Cucumber
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1


  • 1 Tablespoon Cucumber (diced small plus more for garnish)
  • 1 Sprig Thai Basil Plus more for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 oz Lime Juice
  • 2 oz Gin or Vodka
  • Ice and top with sparkling water


  • Add diced cumbers, basil leaves, and sugar to a glass and muddle until sugar is dissolved.
  • Add fresh lime juice, gin or vodka, and fill glass with ice. Top with your choice of sparkling water or club soda.




Serving: 1gCalories: 156kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 1gFat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 60mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 130IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information is provided as an estimate only and depends on ingredients and amounts used. Thai Caliente makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.

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