Four 1/2-inch-thick slices of Japanese cucumber, plus thin cucumber slices
2 large basil leaves, plus small basil leaves for garnish
1 1/2 ounces silver tequila, such as Patron
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup
In a cocktail shaker, combine the thick cucumber slices with the large basil leaves and muddle well with a wooden spoon. Add the tequila, lime juice, simple syrup and ice and shake well. Strain into an ice-filled glass. Garnish with a few small basil leaves and thin cucumber slices.