Strawberry Basil Cocktail
August 11, 2011 Nicole Kreidle

Strawberry Basil Cocktail

Posted in Drinks

Three words that are made for summer…strawberry, basil, and cocktail.  While my basil plant is fairly small, it produces more basil than I can squeeze into salads, sandwiches, and pasta. So, after discovering I had fresh strawberries that were begging to be used on a hot Friday afternoon, a basil cocktail sounded very refreshing. You could easily use mint in this recipe instead of basil but I assure you, you will not be disappointed.

strawberry basil cocktail

makes one drink but can easily be multiplied


4-5 fresh strawberries, tops removed

6 basil leaves

pinch of sugar (could also use simply syrup if you have some made)

2 oz vodka or white rum

one lemon or lime, juiced then sliced

soda water

basil leaves for garnish


In a cocktail shaker muddle strawberries, basil, sugar and a slice from the lemon or lime you juiced.

Add ice, vodka, lemon/lime juice and shake until chilled.

Strain liquid into glass over ice. Top with soda water and garnish with additional lemon/lime slices and basil.

Comments (0)

  1. Renee 7 years ago

    Quite refreshing, but be forewarned, they go down easily!

  2. Kev 7 years ago

    Tastes as good as it looks! I’ll take another!

  3. Lance 5 years ago

    Yum!!! Will be making them this weekend!!!

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