Strawberry-Gin Cocktail Recipe -
Strawberry-Gin Cocktail Recipe
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Strawberry-Gin Cocktail

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"I served this cocktail for the first time at a wedding shower and it was a hit! Since then I make it whenever strawberries are in season. I have substituted raspberries when I had them on hand and it was great!"

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    10 mins

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  1. Place the strawberry basil leaves, and sugar into a cocktail shaker, and mash well with a cocktail muddler. Add half of the ice to the cocktail shaker, and place the rest into a tall glass. Pour in the gin and lemon juice, cover, and shake until the outside of the shaker has frosted. Strain into the chilled glass over the ice, top with the club soda, and stir to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 22, 2009

Oh my God! I would give this 10 stars if I could! I love fruity drinks in the summer but margaritas and daquiri's can get that way too sweet or too tart taste. This was the perfect balance of sweet and tart, but also really fresh. My husband even loved it. He said the fresh basil reminded him of when his mom would add fresh mint to iced tea when he was a kid. A new summer staple for us! Oh and we also dont usually like gin. We've got two bottles left from our wedding 3 years ago and havent used a drop. Thanks for a wonderful way to use it up that we really love!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 23, 2010

Sorry, but I didn't like this cocktail at all. Very strong, it tasted just like a strong strawberry flavoured carbonated water. Strawberry Mojito is much better in comparison with it. Sorry, maybe just not my kind.


21 Ratings

Feb 08, 2010

This was a very refreshing and delicious cocktail, especially if you like fresh strawberries. The basil really set it off nicely. Perfect!!

May 22, 2011

Awesome recipe....even had the boys drinking a few!!!

Apr 19, 2010

Delish! Also excellent if substituted with a good quality vodka like Belvedere instead of the gin.

Aug 03, 2009

I substituted about 8 fresh blueberries instead of a strawberry and it was DELICIOUS! The basil adds a nice earthy flavor that definitely complements the gin. I think I found my new party drink!

May 18, 2011

Outstanding recipe! Just begs to be named Strawberry Fields Forever...

Apr 12, 2010

This is tasty, I think even more so if you substitute mint for the basil.


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