Cocktail Recipe du Jour: Boozy Strawberry Basil Lemonade

Posted on August 28, 2014 by Miriam Zelinsky

Ice cold lemonade is one of my favorite drinks for a hot summer day, so, I decided to use lemonade as a base for this cocktail. I also love fresh strawberries in the summer so I decided to incorporate them as well. I used vodka, but I've tasted this recipe with bourbon and tequila, so feel free to customize the recipe with the liquor of your choice. This recipe is so tasty and refreshing – and guaranteed to sneak up on you after a day of boozing. It's also a great recipe to multiply for a party/bbq!
What You'll Need:
4-6 strawberries
4-6 leaves of fresh basil
3 oz of lemonade (bonus points for fresh squeezed)
Optional: simple syrup or sweetener to taste -- I omit this part since there's sugar in the lemonade already.
2 oz of vodka or liquor of your choice
What To Do:
1) Add the strawberries and basil to a shaker and muddle.
2) Add the liquor and lemonade to the mixture and shake well.
3) Pour the drink over in a glass with ice or strain in a martini glass.
4) Garnish with a strawberry and basil leaf.

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