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Return of the Basil Cucumber Martini July 17, 2010

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Lois had this inspired idea last year for a great cocktail. The basil is bushy, the cucumbers are coming in. Why not enjoy a cool drink of summer made with Hendricks Gin.

Now people tell me they aren’t gin drinkers. Neither was I. The well gin or even Bombay Sapphire that are the only available choices at most bars tastes like a mouthful of Pine Sol to the uninitiated (and for the uninitiated, that flavor comes from the juniper berries that are a key ingredient in gin). But there are several varieties of gin that I have come to love. (more…)