Cucumber Basil Gimlet
Cube about 2 inches of a cucumber so that you have a large handful of 1/2" square cubes.
Fill a mixing glass with ice; add cucumber and a small handful of basil leaves and muddle lightly to crush the cucumber and "express" the basil leaves; then, add .5 ounces lime juice into the mix. Next, add 1/2 ounces of simple syrup (1:1 mixture of sugar and water) to the glass and 2 ounces of your favorite vodka. Finally, Cover and shake.
Double-fine strain (Hawthorne Strainer to mesh strainer to your drinking glass) into a glass filled with ice.
Garnish with a lime, cucumber wheel, and/or basil leaf.
Imagine frolicking in a green meadow (optional).