Strawberry Basil Smash
Spring = strawberries. They’re ripe, juicy, and absolutely delicious this time of year! Take advantage of the season by making this super easy and flavorful cocktail. Chances are you have all the ingredients at home already. Cheers!
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
4 strawberries, diced small
5 basil leaves
1 1/2 oz strawberry simple syrup
Juice of 1 lemon
2 oz vodka
First thing you want to do is make the simple syrup. In a small pan over medium high heat add in the sugar, water, and chopped strawberries
Let it come up to a boil, stir well, turn it down to medium, and let it simmer for 5 minutes
After 5 minutes take the simple syrup off the heat and let it come to room temperature
Now it’s cocktail time! In a shaker muddle the basil well. Bruising the basil releases it’s flavor
To the shaker add in the simple syrup, lemon juice, vodka, and ice
Shake until chilled and strain into a glass with ice. Top with club soda and a basil leaf. Cheers to Spring!