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This strawberry basil gin cocktail is the perfect summer refreshment! It’s subtly sweet, tart, and earthy. It’s a cocktail that everyone will surely enjoy. showmetheyummy.com #cocktails #summer #strawberry #basil #gin #lemon
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Strawberry Basil Gin Cocktail

This strawberry basil gin cocktail is perfect for summer! Subtly sweet, a little tart, and truly refreshing!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: alcoholic drink, cocktail, gin
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 184kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth


For One Cocktail

  • 4 oz strawberries sliced (about 5 strawberries)
  • 1-2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 basil leaves
  • 1 1/2 oz gin
  • 2 oz club soda chilled

For Four Cocktails

  • 1 pint (16 oz) strawberries sliced
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 8 basil leaves
  • 6 oz gin
  • club soda chilled


  • Slice strawberries and place in a small bowl with sugar. Let sit in the fridge for 10 minutes (this really gets the juices going).
  • Combine strawberry/sugar mixture with lemon juice and place in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  • Strain this mixture into a measuring cup.
  • In a short glass, gently muddle two basil leaves.
  • Fill with ice.
  • Pour in strawberry mixture and gin. Give it a good stir and top with club soda.
  • Garnish with more basil and sliced strawberries!
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*Make sure you make these in short glasses!


Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 174mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin C: 72.2mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.5mg