Dear SOS: I had the most refreshing cocktail at the Girl & the Fig in Sonoma called a “Gin"-ger basiltini. Described as “cucumber-infused gin, muddled basil, ginger simple syrup & fresh-squeezed lime juice,” this would be a delicious brunch libation.
Dear Susan: We loved the harmony of flavors in this cocktail. It marries the bright, fresh flavors of basil and lime with delicate cucumber and spicy ginger. Make the cucumber gin and ginger syrup in advance to chill. You’ll have enough for 15 to 20 drinks, but both keep up to two weeks.