Strawberry season is starting and I’ve had a pint sitting next to some leftover basil in the fridge. I’ve been dreaming all day about combining them for a “Welcome Spring!” cocktail. I was expecting a little trial and error but I must have rehearsed so many times in my imagination that the first version turned out exactly as I’d hoped. I tested the creation on Brad when he got home and he confirmed the recipe was a winner. This might turn into our drink of the summer.
If you’re not into gin I’m sure this would work beautifully with vodka. Cheers!
- 2 large strawberries
- 3 leaves torn basil leaves
- 1 tbs sugar
- 1 oz gin
- 1/2 oz lemon juice
- 2 oz club soda
Muddle strawberries, basil leaves, and sugar in a small glass. Stir in gin and lemon juice. Add ice, stir, and top with club soda.