My local grocery store has strawberries on sale this week, and it got me thinking about some yummy cocktails I have created using them. The one I am sharing here today was created for a vodka contest a few years back. It calls for simple syrup, which you can buy nowadays at the store, but it is super easy to make at home. Just boil equal amounts of water and granulated sugar until the sugar is dissolved, then cool (keep in the fridge til ready to use).
Strawberry Basil Fizz
1/2 cup strawberries (approx. 4 strawberries)
3 – 4 large basil leaves
3/4 ounce simple syrup
2 ounces vodka
3 – 4 ounces lemon lime soda
Garnish – strawberries and basil
Place the strawberries, basil, simple syrup and vodka into a blender, process until strawberries are pureed. Pour into an ice filled rocks glass, top with lemon lime soda.
Garnish with strawberries and basil.
Makes 1 drink