Strawberry-Basil Gin Cocktail

The Strawberry-Basil Gin Cocktail is a light breezy entry that delivers on all fronts.

Food + Drink Cocktail of the Week Brian Webb

This article was published on July 10th, 2020

Gin has been known to sneak up on you and when it is mixed in the perfect cocktail, it can be the perfect alcoholic storm for the summer time season. This cocktail is a light breezy entry that delivers on all fronts, an adventurous addition to your list that makes for the perfect adult beverage. 

Gin fans will gravitate towards this tart and subtly sweet cocktail that is another perfect summer drink that you should add to your arsenal. This is a fancy option that, if made right – will endear you to a whole new set of friends!

  • 2 basil leaves 
  • 2 tablespoons of strawberry purée
  • ¾ ounces of simple syrup 
  • ½ ounces of fresh lemon juice 
  • 1 ½ ounces of gin 
  • Club soda 

First, take the basil leaves and muddle them at the bottom of a highball glass. Next, fill the glass with ice, then add simple syrup, strawberry purée, lemon juice, and finally the gin. Stir all the ingredients and then top off with club soda. Garnish with slice strawberries and fresh basil and enjoy!

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