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This herbal G&T is a tasty one!

When lime prices shot through the roof one summer, I had to come up with a no lime gin and tonic cocktail recipe. That’s because G&Ts are my summer happy hour favorite. no lime gin and tonic cocktail recipe image

Fortunately, it wasn’t hard to come up with a tasty drink that required no lime fruits at all. In fact, I had all I needed growing in my summer garden. Now, full disclosure: it does contain lime, but not the lime fruit you usually find in a gin and tonic. Instead, it’s a leaf. Yep, a lime leaf. And, that’s not the only herbal flavor making this fizzy summer cocktail extra tasty and unique.

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Herbal No Lime Gin & Tonic Cocktail Recipe

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By reading & making this recipe, you acknowledge you are of legal drinking age.


Technique to make a no lime gin & tonic:

  • Place 2 sprigs cilantro & 2 lime leaves in a bar shaker.
  • Crush several times with a muddler.
  • Add gin and stir with bar spoon about 20-30 times.
  • Place cucumber spear into a collins glass.
  • Strain infused gin into glass over cucumber.
  • Slightly bruise the remaining lime leaf & add it to the glass.
  • Top with several ice cubes.
  • Pour in tonic to top everything off.
  • Garnish with a flowering sprig of cilantro.

Enjoy your herbal no lime gin and tonic.

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