Skip Nav
Fast and Easy
Smoothies That Won't Leave You Hungry Before Lunch
OREO
You Will Never Look at Oreos the Same Way Again After Reading These Facts
Chrissy Teigen
The 20 Best Kitchen Hacks From Chrissy Teigen

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

Ingredients

  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

Directions

  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.

Smoothie Recipes That Keep You Full
The Pioneer Woman's Kitchen
Best Cocktail For Your Zodiac Sign
Chicken Recipe | GFF Magazine
From Our Partners
Latest Food
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds