Serves a Crowd

Strawberry Basil Smash Cocktail

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July  1, 2019
Photo by jodiloves
Author Notes

Try this tasty and refreshing summer cocktail. Made with Absolute strawberry vodka, strawberries, basil, lime juice and Fresca! Who's ready for a drink by the pool? —jodiloves

  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Serves 4
Ingredients
  • 4 ounces Absolute Strawberry Vodka
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, chopped small, save a few big pieces for garnish
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lime (about 2 limes)
  • lime zest from 1 lime
  • 2 cans of Fresca Soda
  • 8 small fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons raw sugar
  • 1 tablespoon red sugar
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Add both sugars to a small plate and combine. On another small plate add a bit of water (enough to dip 1/8” of your cocktail glass rim). Dip cocktail glass rim in water then in the sugar until you have a nice festive rim.
  2. Add 3/4 cup of chopped strawberries to a bowl and smash with a spoon. Spoon 1 TBSP of strawberries into the bottom of each sugar rimmed cocktail glass.
  3. Add Vodka to a cocktail shaker with the rest of the smashed strawberries, lime and 1 C of ice. Shake mixer to combine.
  4. Pour 1/4 of the contents of the cocktail shaker into each glass. Top up the glass with cold Fresca soda and garnish with two basil leaves, lime zest and strawberries.

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