Strawberry Basil Smash
Yield: 2 drinks
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup of strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 1 large sprig of basil
  • ¼ cup of sugar
  • juice of 1 lime
  • club soda* (between a splash and a cup depending on how strong you want your drink)
  • 2 oz. of vodka, rum or other liquor.
  • ice
Instructions
  1. In two pint glasses divide the strawberries and sugar equally. Use the bottom of a wooden spoon or a muddler if you have one, to smash the berries and sugar together for about 2 minutes. Let them sit and macerate for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the basil leaves, (2-3 leaves per glass,) and lime juice (equally divided.) Muddle a bit more, releases the flavor from the basil leaves and letting it all marinate a bit.
  3. Add the liquor if you are using. Add ice cubes. Fill to the top with club soda and use a straw or stirrer to mix the drink together, stirring for about 30 seconds.
  4. Garnish with a strawberry, lime or basil leaf. Cheers!
Notes
* for a stronger cocktail, serve in a rocks glass and just add a splash of club soda!
Recipe by The Baker Chick at https://www.thebakerchick.com/strawberry-basil-smash/