Lemonade with a Twist

Basil, strawberries and gin reinvent an old standard.

Strawberry Basil Lemonade
Makes 1 serving

  • 1 oz. gin (I use Bombay Sapphire Gin)
  • 3 basil leaves
  • 1 large strawberry
  • 2 oz. lemonade
  • Club soda
  • 1 strawberry and basil leaf for garnish

In a glass, muddle the strawberry and basil leaves. Fill with ice and set aside.

Add the gin and lemonade to a shaker and fill with fresh ice. Shake, and strain into the prepared glass. Top with a splash of club soda and garnish with a strawberry and a basil leaf. —Tana Wold, purchasing and events manager at City of Eden Prairie Liquor Stores.