Strawberry Basil Martini

With our veggie/herb garden in full swing, I’ve been overrun by copious amounts of sweet basil! Good thing, as fresh basil is one of my favorite things in the world! I found a few ripe strawberries hidden in our garden as well and it hit me. It was Friday night after all! Martini time! Please enjoy this Strawberry Basil Martini, but slowly as it really packs a punch!

Strawberry Basil Martini
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Ingredients
  1. 3-5 medium strawberries
  2. 3-5 good sized sweet basil leaves
  3. 1 oz lime juice
  4. 1.5 oz vodka
  5. 1.5 oz water
  6. 2 tsp. sugar
  7. Splash of Vermouth
  8. Ice
Instructions
  1. Smash up the strawberries and basil leaves in the bottom of a shaker. Add vodka, lime juice, sugar and water, vermouth, add ice to fill. Shake, pour and garnish with extra strawberries and/or basil leaves. Enjoy!
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strawberry basil martini recipe

Emily

Fueled by coffee and wine. Wife to a doc, mom to three boys (one with Autism), a puppy and a tortoise. I knit, I get crafty, I tweet.

Comments

  1. Tara says

    Sounds great – I look forward to trying it! Rather than water and sugar, though, I suggest using (and will use myself) simple syrup. Sugar doesn’t like to dissolve in cold liquids.

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