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Strawberries were on sale this week at my grocery. My garden is overrun by basil. The perfect opportunity to create this cocktail. I love the fresh, herby-ness of the basil and the sweet of the strawberries. Maybe this is a “girly” drink but I love it. Next time I think I will try raspberries and rosemary… The fruit/herb possibility are endless.

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Strawberry Basil Martini  (from Cin Cin Let’s Eat)

  • 7-8 fresh strawberries, hulled and diced
  • handful of basil leaves
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 1/2 oz lime juice (I added an oz)
  • 4 oz vodka (I use Rain Vodka, a gluten free vodka that is tasty!)
  • Ice

In a a cocktail shaker, muddle together the strawberries, basil, and simple syrup. Add lime juice, vodka and ice. Shake and pour into a martini glass garnished with a strawberry. Serves 2.

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