Cucumber Basil Caipirinha

"I love refreshing cocktails in the summer that are well balanced but not too sweet," says Chris Siversen, executive chef of Maritime Parc in Jersey City. "The cucumber, basil and lime add a wonderful freshness. It’s very important to use all fresh ingredients, especially the lime juice. The agave adds gentle sweetness that sugar cannot achieve. Basil adds a nice savory note."

Serves: 4 people

Ingredients:

1 Cup LeBlon Cachaca

4 oz. Cucumber puree (seedless)

3  oz. basil infused agave (puree equal parts basil and agave)

2 oz. fresh lime juice

4 slices of cucumber

 

Preparation:

Combine all in pitcher with large ice cubes stir vigorously. Serve over ice with slice of cucumber for garnish

 

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