The Rickshaw

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Rickshaw Cocktail from Macheesmo
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Gin and fresh basil syrup mixed with fresh lime juice make one of the most refreshing cocktails I’ve ever had! So Refreshing!

Recipe from MixShakeStir.


2 ounces gin
1 ounce basil simple syrup
1 ounce fresh lime juice (about 1 lime)
Cucumber slices (garnish)
Basil leaves (garnish)

Basil Simple Syrup:

1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup fresh basil


For basil syrup:
1) Combine ingredients in a small pot. Bring to a slight simmer, stirring to dissolve sugar.

2) Simmer for 2 minutes. Kill the heat and let sit until cool.

3) Strain and store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.

For cocktail:
1) Add ice to a small cocktail glass.

2) Combine gin, basil syrup, and fresh squeezed lime juice in a shaker with lots of ice and shake for 20-30 seconds until very chilled.

3) Strain into fresh ice and garnish with cucumber slices and small basil leaves.