Dirty martinis are my favorite libation because they’re a snack and a drink in one package. (Those who ask for extra olives stave off hangovers, my friends.) But this little guy might be the dark horse in that competition…the chunks of cucumber give it a fun texture and they’re even healthy. So basically this is extremely good for you and you should make it immediately.
Cucumber Basil Bruiser
-Bruise a handful of basil leaves and finely chop half a large cucumber.
-Throw both ingredients into a glass filled with the amount of gin needed for two drinks (or however many you plan to have tonight. Life is stressful sometimes). Stick the glass in the freezer so the greenery can “infuse” the gin.
-Wait a painfully long half hour.
-Remove gin from freezer, pour out a shot’s worth into a glass, and scoop out accompanying greens. (If I call them “greens” enough times, you’ll start believing me that this is a health food.)
-Top off with fizz of choice (tonic water, if you live here).
-Imbibe and forget for an hour that you’re still studying for the bar. STILL.