Gin Margherita

Gin Margherita

Introducing the Gin Margherita. Yes, that kind of Margherita.


  • Gin. Bombay Sapphire or, even better, Citadelle Gin.
  • Heirloom Tomato. The juicier and more flavorful, the better.
  • Fresh Basil. Lemon Basil is even better.
  • Fresh Cucumber. Ideally, use Lemon Cucumbers.
  • Ice and Water or Soda Water
  • 16oz glass


  • Crush the basil leaves into the glass
  • Cut a slice of tomato, quarter if necessary, and add to the glass
  • Cut a slice of cucumber, quarter if necessary, and add to the glass
  • Add 2 to 4 ounces of gin to the glass. Let sit for a couple of minutes, stirring gently a few times.
  • Add ice; 2 to 4 cubes
  • Top off with fresh water (good water only!) or soda water

The resulting drink is extremely refreshing. At the end, there are some tasty marinated veggies to eat.


4 Responses to “Gin Margherita”

  1. Daniel Jalkut says:

    Wow… very creative. I was going to suggest changing the spelling to “Margarita,” but with the tomato and basil, it has more in common with the pizza than the better-known cocktail.

    Another name for this might be a “Plasma Mary” 🙂

  2. Ben Holt says:

    Puns are funs 😉

    This is one of my favorite drinks, it opens a whole new dimension to gin-and-fizzy-stuff that I never suspected.

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