Basil Cucumber Gin Cooler

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Super light and summery Basil Cucumber Gin Cooler cocktail ' made with muddled cucumbers, basil, lemon juice, gin and a splash of seltzer.

With the holiday weekend coming, if you're looking for a signature cocktail that looks like it jumped right off a spa cuisine menu for under 140 calories, this is it! Made with muddled cucumbers, basil, lemon juice, gin and a splash of seltzer, it's light and summery and perfect to serve at your next party.Basil-Cucumber Gin Cooler

With the holiday weekend coming, if you're looking for a signature cocktail that looks like it jumped right off a spa cuisine menu for under 140 calories, this is it! More low calorie alcoholic drinks I enjoy are my Boozy Watermelon Lime Granita, Iced Green Tea Mojito, and Citrus Margarita Spritzer.

A cocktail shaker, a muddler, a whole cucumber with diced pieces, a whole lemon and a bowl of lemon juice, basil leaves, and a bottle of gin in the background


This cocktail recipe is from a great new book I just got, . Filled with lots of great cocktails I plan on trying this summer as well as tips on how to make a low calorie cocktail. Some tips include choosing a lower-proof liquor, skipping store bought syrups and prepared mixes, choosing seltzer over tonic water (did you know tonic water was 90 calories per cup!) and something I often do, adding seltzer to wine to make a spritzer.

A book titled 150-calorie Cocktails and a glass filled with Basil Cucumber Cooler cocktail with ice
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With the holiday weekend coming, if you're looking for a signature cocktail that looks like it jumped right off a spa cuisine menu for under 140 calories, this is it! Made with muddled cucumbers, basil, lemon juice, gin and a splash of seltzer, it's light and summery and perfect to serve at your next party.
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Basil-Cucumber Gin Cooler

137Cals Protein7Carbs Fats
Prep Time: 10mins
Cook Time: 0mins
Total Time: 10mins
Yield: 1servings
COURSE: Drinks
CUISINE: American
Super light and summery Basil Cucumber Gin Cooler cocktail' made with muddled cucumbers, basil, lemon juice, gin and a splash of seltzer. Under 140 calories!

Ingredients

  • 2-inchpiece of cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 1tspgrated lemon zest
  • 2fresh basil leaves
  • 1tspagave nectar
  • 1 1/2ozgin
  • 2tbspfresh lemon juice
  • ice cubes
  • splash of seltzer
  • 1thin slice lemon, for garnish
  • 1thin slice cucumber, for garnish

Instructions

  • In a cocktail shaker, muddle the chopped cucumber, lemon zest, basil and agave.
  • Add the gin, lemon juice and ice cubes and stir 10 seconds.
  • Strain the mixture into a rocks glass filled with ice cubes and top with seltzer.
  • Garnish with lemon and cucumber and serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1glass, Calories: 137kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Sodium: 7mg, Sugar: 5g
Blue Smart Points: 4
Green Smart Points: 4
Purple Smart Points: 4
Points +: 4
Keywords: cucumber basil cocktail, cucumber basil gimlet, light cocktails, skinny cocktails, skinny girl cocktails

A cocktail shaker, a muddler, a whole cucumber with diced pieces, a whole lemon and a bowl of lemon juice, and basil leaves
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