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Strawberry Basil Cocktail


1 medium to large strawberry, cut into small chunks

4 fresh basil leaves

1.5 oz (1 shot) orange juice

1.5 oz. tonic water

1.5 to 3 oz. (1-2 shots) vodka or rum, optional


You will need

Cocktail shaker

Muddler, or similar tool


Add strawberry and basil to a cocktail shaker, and with a muddler or similar tool, mash the strawberry and basil into a paste. Add orange juice, tonic water and vodka. Add ice to fill shaker and shake vigorously for 1-2 minutes.

Strain into a glass and garnish with a strawberry and a few flecks of basil, if desired.