Strawberry-Gin Cocktail

Strawberry-Gin Cocktail

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Monica Joy 60

"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 m servings
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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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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...

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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, may...

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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, may...

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...

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

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

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

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 drin...

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

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

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