Gin + Tonic, is classic, easy to make, and my preferred choice at restaurants and bars. But it is easy to get stuck eating and drinking the same foods. So I love this updated version of my favorite drink. Adding roasted balsamic strawberries with handfuls of basil. This drink is new, fresh and perfect for warm nights. Enjoy!
*Roasted Balsamic Strawberries recipe adapted from A Cozy Kitchen —localhaven
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and place a rack in the middle of the oven.
Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and put halved strawberries onto the pan. In a small bowl whisk together maple syrup, olive oil, and sea salt. Pour over the strawberries and toss together. Arrange the berries in a single layer and roast for 35-40 minutes.
Remove from the oven top with a few drops of balsamic vinegar. Toss together and place in a small bowl to cool.
Roasted Strawberry Gin + Tonic
Divide the basil leaves between the 4 glasses. Using the back of a wooden spoon or a muddler and press down on the basil leaves.
Fill the glasses with lots of ice. Put 3 tablespoons of roasted strawberries in the glass and top with 1-2 ounces of gin and tonic. Give it a good stir.