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Author Notes: 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
Roasted Balsamic Strawberries
- 8 ounces Strawberries, hulled and sliced in half
- 2 tablespoons Maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon Extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon Sea salt
- balsamic vinegar
- 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
- 1/2 cup Roasted balsamic strawberries
- 1 handful Basil leaves
- 4-6 ounces Gin (my favorite is Aviation)
- 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.
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