Recipe: Strawberry Basil Smash Cocktail with Rose Water

Strawberry Basil Smash CocktailThis past weekend, me, my honey and a group of friends headed up to our CSA (Eatwell Farms) for Strawberry Days which resulted in carting home about 21lbs of fresh berries. I needed some new strawberry recipes, stat. I found a few wonderful coc   ktail recipes (here and here) that were simple and didn’t require a lot of prep, perfect. My version is below. Tastes like summer.

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 strawberries, washed
  • 4-5 basil leaves, washed
  • 1/2 meyer lemon (can sub regular lemon)
  • 1/4 tsp honey
  • 1/2 – 1 tsp of rose water (optional but highly recommended if you have some on hand)
  • 2 oz vodka
  • club soda
  • ice

Special Equipment: muddler

Remove stems of strawberries and cut in half. Etta_Billie_Strawberry_Basil_Smash_Cocktail_PrepPlace into cocktail shaker or tall glass, add basil leaves and smash using muddler. Etta_Billie_Strawberry_Basil_Smash_Cocktail_MuddlingSqueeze meyer lemon juice into the glass, then add honey, vodka, and rose water. Stir vigorously. Fill your drinking glass with ice cubes. Pour strawberry vodka mixture into glass and add club soda. Pour this mixture back into the original mixing glass/cocktail shaker, then back into drinking vessel to mix. Done. Time to enjoy. Cheers!Etta_Billie_Strawberry_Basil_Smash_Cocktail_sharing

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