Strawberry Basil Smash
Oh my gosh, strawberries and basil...who knew they were such a match made in heaven? Add honey syrup, vodka and club soda and you'll be singing their praises along with me! I first made these on a night we were making pizza and decided to experiment with the fresh basil in a cocktail. With the subtle hint of basil in this cocktail paired with the punch of the fresh basil leaves on the pizza, I was in my glory! You don't have to pair this drink with pizza night (although amazing), this delicious cocktail is just fine on its own.
Ingredients - Serves 1
- 5 Ripe Strawberries (leafy part removed)
- 3-5 Fresh Basil Leaves
- 1 Medium Lemon, Juiced
- 1 oz (or 1 shot) Hudson & Lee Honey Simple Syrup
- 1 and 1/2 oz (or 1 and 1/2 shots) Vodka (we like Tito's)
- Splash Club Soda
How to Make It
In a cocktail shaker, muddle strawberries and basil leaves. Add lemon juice, honey simple syrup, and vodka along with 6 ice cubes. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Fill a fancy glass with crushed ice and strain cocktail into glass. Add a splash of club soda then garnish with a fresh strawberry and basil leaves. Enjoy!