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Spicy Thai Basil Cucumber Cocktail

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Spicy Thai Basil Cucumber Cocktail is a sweet way to enjoy the heat of late summer! Literally! With hot peppers and savory Thai basil, this drink is cool and refreshing, with a nice, slow jalapeno burn at the finish.

Spicy Thai Basil Cucumber Cocktail

  • Yield: 1 serving
  • Prep Time: 15 min

Ingredients

  • 8-10 Thai basil leaves
  • 2 TB organic sugar
  • 2- ⅛ inch slices fresh jalapeno
  • 2- ⅛ inch slices banana pepper
  • 2 oz. cucumber juice*
  • 2 oz white rum

Preparation

  1. In the bottom of a cocktail shaker, muddle basil, lime, sugar and peppers.
  2. Add cucumber juice and rum and muddle again.
  3. Add ice and shake.
  4. Strain over ice and garnish, if desired.

Recipe Tags

*To make cucumber juice, peel and seed 3 English cucumbers. Puree in a food processor and strain through a fine mesh sieve to remove pulp.121bb1dd4eba893b2eeaf0ffabe285a9317c84ac.jpg

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