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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Strawberry Basil Bourbon Spritzer

Photo: Lindsay Hunt


Wouldn't this beautiful cocktail make the perfect ending to a summer day...
I've been making batch after batch of  homemade pesto, but I believe I've found another great use for the abundance of basil I have this summer, and it's also the perfect way to use the last bit of this season's strawberries. 

Strawberry Basil Bourbon Spritzer



Makes 1 cocktail

1 ½ ounces Bourbon whiskey

½-1 cup strawberries, halved or sliced

6-8 basil leaves, torn, plus for garnish

Sparkling water


Place the strawberries and basil in the bottom of a large glass. Muddle with a large spoon and top with the whiskey. Stir to combine and fill the glass with ice cubes. Top with sparkling water then garnish with basil leaves. Cheers!

recipe via: Marcus Samuelsson


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