Strawberry Basil Smash

Yummy. I think this is going to be my new go-to cocktail for a sweet summer drink. The ripe juicy strawberries, bright citrus, and slightly herbal basil make a delicious trio and a beautiful drink. Sip & Enjoy!

serves: 1
from: 101 Mojitos & Other Muddled Drinks

2 ripe strawberries, hulled, plus 1 for garnish
4 lemon wedges (about half of a small/medium lemon)
2 basil leaves, plus 1 for garnish
1 ounce simple syrup
1 ½ ounces gin

In a cocktail shaker, muddle 2 of the strawberries with the lemon wedges, 2 of the basil leaves, and the simple syrup. Add the gin. Top with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with the remaining strawberry and basil leaf.

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