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Cocktail: Strawberry Basil Gin Fizz

Eva Amurri shares her Strawberry Basil Gin Fizz recipe

**You must be 21 years of age or older to make this recipe. Please enjoy responsibly!**

 

Can you tell yet that we went strawberry picking recently? Ha!

I’m not going to lie, one of the first things I thought about making with our mountain of delicious, ripe strawberry straight from the patch was…a cocktail. Can you tell it’s been a long summer?

I love the simple but elegant combo of strawberries and basil. It smells instantly like summer, and basil and strawberries are both at their best right now. I made a really simple strawberry puree and then added fresh basil diced up super small to the mix when ready to serve.

This Strawberry Basil Gin Fizz is the bomb dot com! Let me know if you made any adjustments in the comments below!

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Ingredients…

(Makes Two Cocktails)

 

Strawberry Purée…
For the Cocktail…

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Directions…

 

Step by Step

Step 1

Macerate Strawberries

Mix the strawberries and sugar together at room temperature, and set aside for 15-20 minutes while the strawberries release some of their liquid.

Step 2

Purée

Put the strawberry mixture into a blender and blend until puréed.

Step 3

Fill & Shake

Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice and add the strawberry purée, diced basil leaves, lemon juice, and gin, and shake vigorously until very frothy, approximately 30 seconds.

Step 4

Garnish & Enjoy

Pour into glasses, and top with a splash of club soda (about a centimeter to top of glass). Garnish with basil leaves. Enjoy responsibly!

 

Eva Amurri shares her Strawberry Basil Gin Fizz recipe

Strawberry Basil Gin Fizz

I love the simple but elegant combo of strawberries and basil. It smells instantly like summer, and basil and strawberries are both at their best right now!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Cocktail
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Cocktails
Calories 116 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender
  • Cocktail Shaker

Ingredients

Strawberry Purée

Cocktail

Instructions
 

  • Mix the strawberries and sugar together at room temperature, and set aside for 15-20 minutes while the strawberries release some of their liquid. 
  • Put the strawberry mixture into a blender and blend until puréed. 
  • Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice and add the strawberry purée, diced basil leaves, lemon juice, and gin, and shake vigorously until very frothy, approximately 30 seconds.  
  • Pour into glasses, and top with a splash of club soda (about a centimeter to top of glass). Garnish with basil leaves. Enjoy responsibly!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Basil Gin Fizz
Amount Per Serving (0.75 cup)
Calories 116 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 58mg3%
Potassium 345mg10%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 32IU1%
Vitamin C 47mg57%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Basil, Cocktail, Gin, Strawberries, summer
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Photographs by Julia Dags

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4 Comments

  1. I’ll be over for one tonight 🙂

    07.17.20 Reply
    • Oh girl I’ll make you one any day of the week! LOL

      07.20.20 Reply
  2. Katie says:

    This looks and sounds amazing. I can’t wait to try!! Gin basil smash is my favorite cocktail, and this seems like a fun, fruity version of that. Perfect for summer!

    07.17.20 Reply
    • YAY! Please let me know how you like it! xx

      07.20.20 Reply