Skip Nav
Food Video
Glaze-Lovers Need to Try These Doughnut Fries!
Whole Foods
This Is the Stupidest Mistake You Can Make at Whole Foods
Support LGBTQ Rights With This Shake Shack Concrete

Spring Cocktail: Strawberry, Basil, and Gin Drink Recipe

Happy Hour: The Eden 1500º

It's been raining incessantly in San Francisco, quite the departure from our stay in Florida, where we were in town for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival.

As a San Franciscan who'd never seen the staggering good looks of Miami Beach, I was more than happy to head back home to Fog City and be in my element.

However, now more than a week later, I'm longing to be back there. The image that keeps playing in my mind? The serenity of lying in the sun poolside at the classic Eden Roc, where I stayed, with a riveting book in one hand and an even more compelling cocktail in the other.
I can't replicate the sun, sand, and surf, but sipping on one of these warmer-weather libations puts me at least halfway there. I love the combination of strawberries and basil; it's a little earthier than mint. Gin, too, adds a bit of complexity that's not there with vodka. For a cheerful drink recipe to remind you of sunnier climes, keep reading.

The Eden 1500º

The Eden 1500º

Spring Cocktail: Strawberry, Basil, & Gin Drink Recipe


  1. 3 large strawberries
  2. 1 tablespoon basil, roughly chopped
  3. 1 ounce ginger syrup
  4. 1-1/2 ounces gin
  5. 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  6. Ice, for shaking
  7. Strawberry coated in granulated sugar and black pepper, for garnish


  1. In a mixing glass, muddle the strawberries, basil, and ginger syrup.
  2. Add in the gin, fresh lime juice, and ice; shake vigorously to combine.
  3. Transfer to a highball glass. Serve garnished with a sugar and pepper-coated strawberry.

Makes 1 drink.

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Is Caviar Popular?
Behind-the-Scenes Pictures From the 2011 South Beach Food & Wine Festival
Fabio Viviani's Tips For Cooking With Olive Oil
How to Prepare Nobu Food at Home
Food From the 2011 South Beach Wine and Food Festival
Scott Conant of Food Network's Chopped Doesn't Hate Red Onions
2011 South Beach Wine & Food Festival Tasting Tent Recap

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Food
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds