CT LIVE!: Strawberry Basil Spiked Lemonade

Strawberry Basil Spiked Lemonade

  • 1 oz Strawberry Flavored Gin (Rob uses Puerto de Indias)
  • 1 oz Vodka of choice
  • .5 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 oz quality lemonade
  • .75 oz pre-made strawberry/basil simple syrup (separate recipe below)

Mix and garnish with fresh basil and strawberries/makes 2-3 quarts

Strawberry/Basil Simple Syrup Recipe

- Bring 2 quarts of water to a boil in sauce pan

- Add 1 quart of fresh strawberries add 1/2 pound destemmed basil leaves

- Reduce heat and let simmer for 20 minutes

- Stir occasionally with a wooden spoon, making sure to break up the strawberries to release its juices and bruise the basil to release its oils.

- Strain then add equal amount water and granulated sugar

- Stir until dissolved then refrigerate (yield should be 2 quarts and will stay fresh in fridge for 2 weeks)

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