Faith's Strawberry Gin Smash
Updated: Dec 1, 2020
Muddled drinks are the hallmark of summer cocktails! Basil complements the strawberries and gin beautifully. Also consider vodka or Cachaca rum for this fruity yet powerful libation.
Prep Time: 5 minutes Yield: One cocktail
3 large hulled ripe strawberries
1 basil leaf
1 ounce pineapple simple syrup (or simple syrup of choice)
2 ounces gin or vodka
Club soda or tonic
Place 2 strawberries in the bottom of a cocktail glass. Add torn basil leaf and lime juice. Use muddler to mash fruit mixture. Stir in simple syrup and gin. Add ice, then top with club soda or tonic. Decorate with remaining strawberry and basil leaf.
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