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Strawberry-Basil Cocktail Recipe

Happy Hour: Strawberry-Basil Smash

If you've never made a cocktail with herbs before, start with this recipe. It's a simple smash that results in a refreshing concoction with a beautiful color. Since basil is a mild and somewhat floral herb, it doesn't overpower the drink. The sweetness comes from juicy strawberries while fresh, naturally acidic lemons add a nice tartness. The recipe calls for gin, but if you're not a fan of the botanical spirit, use vodka instead. This libation is an ideal Summer sipper, so get the method now.

Strawberry-Basil Smash

Strawberry-Basil Smash

Strawberry-Basil Cocktail Recipe 2011-06-17 08:30:10

Ingredients

  1. 2 ripe strawberries, hulled, plus 1 for garnish
  2. 4 lemon wedges
  3. 2 basil leaves, plus 1 for garnish
  4. 1 ounce simple syrup
  5. 1 1/2 ounces gin

Directions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle 2 of the strawberries with the lemon wedges, 2 of the basil leaves, and some simple syrup.
  2. Add the gin. Top with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with remaining strawberry and basil leave.

Makes 1 drink.

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