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Cucumber Basil Gin Fizz Cocktails

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These Cucumber Basil Gin Fizz Cocktails are a refreshing and delicious way to ring in the warmer spring weather! Enjoy these vibrant, fizzy green drinks with or without alcohol!

These Cucumber Basil Gin Fizz Cocktails are a refreshing and delicious way to ring in the warmer spring weather! Enjoy these vibrant, fizzy green drinks with or without alcohol!

Welcome to the ultimate lazy girl cocktail.

Also known as the perfect spring green cocktail, or the ultimate spa day cocktail.

And this one’s in collaboration with some of my fave ever Canadian food bloggers for our seasonal #ConnectingOverCocktails club, so you can be sure to pick up lots of other fresh, boozy ideas to help reign in the start of spring this weekend!

I don’t know about you, but spring is a sign of renewal and change for me. I really appreciate being able to experience all four seasons here in Canada and all the food and drink that comes along with that. So of course, I’m super excited to be bringing you my latest obsession, perfectly green for spring: Cucumber Basil Gin Fizz Cocktails!???

These Cucumber Basil Gin Fizz Cocktails are a refreshing and delicious way to ring in the warmer spring weather! Enjoy these vibrant, fizzy green drinks with or without alcohol!

While I love the different things that each season brings, I have to confess that there really are things I don’t love about spring:

  • House flies – OMG one landed on my leg at the gym yesterday and I almost dropped my weights on my toe. I’m deathly afraid of any flying insect, particularly those nasty, constantly buzzing flies. EWWWWW!?
  • The fact that you’ve practically got to wait til the end of April until you know you’re in the clear weather-wise (we got snow after April 10th last year – insanity!!!?)
  • The fun parts, like Easter chocolate and the May long weekend, don’t last for nearly long enough
  • Sunny days aren’t always guaranteed (though I do love a good rainy day from time to time…☔️)

These Cucumber Basil Gin Fizz Cocktails are a refreshing and delicious way to ring in the warmer spring weather! Enjoy these vibrant, fizzy green drinks with or without alcohol!

I mean, spring really is a toss up here in Canada, kind of like fall. You get maybe 6 weeks of the perfect fall or spring weather before it just quickly morphs into the next season and then you don’t even know what happened.

So this is why I absolutely insist on taking my seasons with my cocktails. Or my cocktails with my seasons. You know what I’m trying to say.

I think.

I initially made these Cucumber Basil Gin Fizz Cocktails for a special ladies’ night in fiesta where the initial plan was to enjoy a mini spa day complete with face masks, foot baths, mani/pedis and all the scrubs and lotions you could imagine.

Get it? Because you get cucumbers over your eyes at the spa? I thought it was appropriate to throw in just a little bit of alcohol to the mix. Always makes things interesting. 😉

These Cucumber Basil Gin Fizz Cocktails are a refreshing and delicious way to ring in the warmer spring weather! Enjoy these vibrant, fizzy green drinks with or without alcohol!

These drinks ended up being so good though that I’ve made them a few times since then, and they are my go-to anytime I need a fresh, citrusy sort of drink with the cool undertones that the cucumber provides. I’ve cheated here and included a super quick way to get your drink on too, and I hope you don’t judge me because normally I’m all over the whole “homemade is better” thing, but I used *gasp* a frozen can of limeade as a shortcut.

And honestly, these Cucumber Basil Gin Fizz Cocktails taste amazing!!!!

Sure, you could waste a bunch of time juicing the limes yourself, straining the juice through a fine mesh sieve and then whip up some simple syrup, and I’m all for that if you’d like to keep your mixology game on point. But the way I see it is, you’re not exactly doing yourself any favours drinking a bunch of these anyway.

What, you thought that because this stuff was green that it would be as healthy as drinking cold-pressed juice?

These Cucumber Basil Gin Fizz Cocktails are a refreshing and delicious way to ring in the warmer spring weather! Enjoy these vibrant, fizzy green drinks with or without alcohol!

Basically, to get a bunch of these ready in 10 minutes I suggest using limeade. However, there are 1.5 whole cucumbers in there (you’ll need half of one for garnishing) and I suggest using sparkling water as opposed to soda or tonic water. So, it’s all about balance, okay.

And I’m all for anything making my life easier, and getting these cocktails ready sooner rather than later.

In fact, I’m finding myself kinda wanting one right now.?

These Cucumber Basil Gin Fizz Cocktails are a refreshing and delicious way to ring in the warmer spring weather! Enjoy these vibrant, fizzy green drinks with or without alcohol!

And as I mentioned at the beginning of this post, these Cucumber Basil Gin Fizz Cocktails are part of the #ConnectingOverCocktails Collab with my fellow fave Canadian food bloggers ?

Be sure to head on over to their sites to grab some amazing ideas for the weekend!!!

JustineCelina.com | Coastal Orange Blossom Gin Cocktail

My Kitchen Love | Rhubarb Pisco Sour

Killing Thyme | Spiked Hibiscus Iced Tea

The Hesitant Chef | Hopped White Lady

Diversivore | Saffron Cava Cocktail

Mud on Her Boots | Lavender Orange Bees Knees

Un Assiago | Rose Julep

These Cucumber Basil Gin Fizz Cocktails are a refreshing and delicious way to ring in the warmer spring weather! Enjoy these vibrant, fizzy green drinks with or without alcohol!

Will you be trying these Cucumber Basil Gin Fizz Cocktails?

Be prepared for the most refreshing cocktail everrrrrrrr. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to get back to spa day. We could all use a break this weekend!

If you try any of my recipes be sure to let me know on InstagramTwitterFacebook or in the comments – I’d love to see what you come up with!???

These Cucumber Basil Gin Fizz Cocktails are a refreshing and delicious way to ring in the warmer spring weather! Enjoy these vibrant, fizzy green drinks with or without alcohol!

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These Cucumber Basil Gin Fizz cocktails are a refreshing and delicious way to ring in the warmer spring weather! Enjoy these vibrant, fizzy green drinks with or without alcohol!
These Cucumber Basil Gin Fizz Cocktails are a refreshing and delicious way to ring in the warmer spring weather! Enjoy these vibrant, fizzy green drinks with or without alcohol!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
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These Cucumber Basil Gin Fizz Cocktails are a refreshing and delicious way to ring in the warmer spring weather! Enjoy these vibrant, fizzy green drinks with or without alcohol!
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  1. Blend 1 and one half of the cucumbers and frozen limeade together in a blender. Squeeze in the juice of 1 of the limes. Mix in gin and fresh basil leaves and pour mixture into ice-filled cocktail glasses, filling each glass about halfway. Top with sparkling water, garnish with sliced cucumbers and lime slices and serve!

These Cucumber Basil Gin Fizz Cocktails are a refreshing and delicious way to ring in the warmer spring weather! Enjoy these vibrant, fizzy green drinks with or without alcohol!

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7 Comments

  • Reply
    Lindsay
    March 24, 2017 at 13:54

    YUM!!! I love cucumber basil cocktails. I usually make mine with vodka but I love the idea of trying it out with gin! I’ll definitely be trying these out. Cheers 🙂

  • Reply
    Samantha | My Kitchen Love
    March 24, 2017 at 18:26

    YES to gin in cocktails and the fact that Easter chocolate isn’t around for long enough. Ever. I love that this is a fizzy drink too. Gives it that extra hint of bliss. Great recipe Taylor!

    • Reply
      Taylor Stinson
      March 30, 2017 at 11:12

      Thank you so much Samantha!!! I can’t wait to see you soon – we will have to connect over cocktails for real!

  • Reply
    Jen
    March 24, 2017 at 21:33

    Cucumbers AND limes?? Oh my!! Looks delicious and I’m gonna make ’em old school: using elbow grease to squeeze a ton of limes!! So green and so fab, Taylor! Hope your spa party was a blast!

    • Reply
      Taylor Stinson
      March 30, 2017 at 11:10

      Thank you so much Jen!!! 🙂 When I have the time I absolutely love using fresh limes with this recipe – it makes the flavours so much more punchy and vibrant. Speaking of parties, I say all of us local Ontario bloggers get together in the summer for a round of real life cocktails!

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    Justine | JustineCelina.com
    March 25, 2017 at 13:37

    What a zingy recipe — it definitely has some sass and I love it! These cocktails look so refreshing, perfect for the season — and I can only imagine how lovely the combination of basil and gin is. Not to mention, these vibrant photos are absolutely gorgeous!

    It was a pleasure collaborating with you, Taylor! I’m sending some of our Calgary sunshine your way. 🙂 Cheers!

    • Reply
      Taylor Stinson
      March 30, 2017 at 11:05

      Thank you so much Justine <3 It seems we are finally starting to get on the same page weather wise. I can't wait for spring!!!

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