Summertime

Summertime

Enjoy your salad days with a refreshing drink that plays on the crisp flavors from the vegetable and herb garden.

Ingredients:

1½ oz. Healy’s gin

1 oz. Lillet

½ oz. simple syrup

3 slices peeled cucumber

4 basil leaves

2 lime wedges

soda water

Directions:

Muddle cucumber, basil and limes. Shake all ingredients in martini shaker with ice; strain into glass over ice and top with soda water.

Variation

Don’t be afraid to experiment with ingredients, said Blazer, a self-described foodie. Substitute basil with your favorite herb such as thyme or rosemary.