6-8 fresh basil leaves (plus more for garnish)
1 lime (half juiced and half cut into wedges)
English cucumber (1″ thick slice cut in half plus 3 thin slices)
1 Tbsp honey simple syrup (1/2 c. honey : 1/2 c. water)
1 shot white rum (or vodka)
In a sturdy glass (or mason jar), add basil leaves, lime juice, lime wedges, thick slices of cucumber, honey simple syrup and rum. With a muddler or wooden spoon, work to combine flavors (until the basil leaves and cucumber start to break down).
Fill glass half way with ice. Add the thin cucumber slices and top with soda water. Garnish with a basil leaf.
Adapted from Satori Design for Living