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    CT LIVE!: Strawberry Basil Spiked Lemonade

    Rob Martini, General Manager of Balos Estiatorio in West Hartford, showed us how to make this refreshing cocktail. (Published Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019)

    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)