Strawberry Basil Lemonade Cocktail

Strawberry Basil Lemonade CocktailThis cocktail is one of my absolute favorite summertime drinks. Jeremy and I celebrate the warm months with cocktails on the front or back porch. I love how a changing homemade drink menu can mark the seasons and create fun memories together! 

Strawberry Basil Lemonade Cocktail Strawberry Basil Lemonade Cocktail, serves one.

fresh strawberries 
basil
vodka (or gin—your choice!) 
lemon
lemonade 

Strawberry Basil Lemonade Cocktail In a tall glass, mix 1.5 ounces vodka, ice, lemonade, chopped basil leaves, and chopped strawberries. Stir and enjoy! 

Strawberry Basil Lemonade Cocktail Don’t drink? Omit the vodka and you’re good! It’s just as delicious without. 

I’m actively looking for ways to savor what we have left of summertime. What are your favorite warm weather drink recipes? Do you have any special summer traditions with your family? xx -Elsie 

Credits // Author: Elsie Larson. Photography: Sarah Rhodes. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess Actions

Strawberry Basil Lemonade Cocktail

Servings 1

Ingredients

  • fresh strawberries
  • basil
  • vodka or gin—your choice!
  • lemon
  • lemonade

Instructions

  1. In a tall glass, mix 1.5 ounces vodka, ice, lemonade, chopped basil leaves, and chopped strawberries. Stir and enjoy!
  • Oh nice! This looks delicious – thank you for sharing. Basically, everything with strawberries is yummy without doubt. When I prepare desserts with strawberries and want to make their taste stronger sprinkle them with a pinch of pepper – like here: http://www.listonic.com/protips/get/zorkidmvcl
    Anyways, thanks again for sharing! Best wishes

  • Oh nice! This looks delicious – thank you for sharing. Basically, everything with strawberries is yummy without doubt. When I prepare desserts with strawberries and want to make their taste stronger sprinkle them with a pinch of pepper – like here: http://www.listonic.com/protips/get/zorkidmvcl
    Anyways, thanks again for sharing! Best wishes

  • Looks really yummy! But I wouldn’t go for vodka haha!

    Love,
    http://www.fashion-ice.blogspot.com

  • It’s so eazy to make it,
    i mean its very good trick, so i want to share this, , ,
    tankyou 😉

  • This is the cutest drink, I just love something about fruit and greens inside a glass. I’d love to just keep it strawberry lemonade – so pretty for a bbq.

    Warm Regards,
    Alexandra
    www.littlewildheart.com

  • Strawberry and basil is one of the best flavour combinations! I can’t wait to try this!
    xo

  • I love love love basil cocktails. I discovered it for the first time last summer, in a cucumber-basil-lemon concoction. It’s so perfect in sweet drinks and desserts on these warm days!

    <3 dani
    http://blog.shopdisowned.com

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    Aliona | fromalionawithlove.com

  • I love strawberries, basil and lemonade cocktails! I usually prepare them without alcohol, but they are still really nice. I love chopping a few strawberries and put them in the bottom of the glass, so after drinking my cocktail I have a sort of strawberry and basil puree to eat with a spoon! 😉
    xx,
    E.
    www.theslowpace.com

  • Omg i love that tea towel you have used for this post , did you guys make it yourself or you bought from outside ,its gorgeous.If you made it yourself please do post a tutorial .

  • This looks so good! Perfect to bring back Summer memories,
    in Holland, Summer seems to be long gone.

  • Shall have to try this, minus the alcohol 🙂 We are just finishing winter here, a long dark wet winter, and spring/summer cannot come soon enough!

  • My current favorite non-alcoholic beverage at the moment is simply soda water (we make it with the soda stream. Homemade sodas are amazing!) and lime. It’s the most delicious and refreshing thing ever!

  • SO refreshing! Such a great drink for cool summer nights out on the patio!

    http://sometimesgracefully.com

  • i cannot get enough basil right now and i’m loving mixing herbs and fruit — this looks so good.

  • This looks and sounds delicious. I wish I could get my husband to try different cocktails, he’s a complete beer man.

  • Lemonade cocktails are my absolute favorite in the summertime! And I love how I often have these ingredients on hand too. Basil in cocktails is absolutely mouth-watering. Why isn’t it 5 o’clock yet…

    Cat
    http://oddlylovely.com

  • Here’s a few of my favourite summer drinks!
    http://peopleplacesplates.ca/2014/06/22/3-summer-drinks/

  • This looks super delish…yum!

    xo

    http://agoldentulip.blogspot.com/

  • Mmmm…Gin would be really good with this! Love all these drinks with different herbs that you’re coming up with.

    Tamara
    www.trulytamara.com

  • This looks yummy. I don’t drink so mine would be a cool virgin but all the same your pictures are making me drool 😉

    Teresa~ http://mybeautifulstyle.com/

  • Looks refreshing! Would you mind sharing where you got your adorable napkins from?

  • Strawberry and basil = a delicious combination! As a fellow blogger I know what you mean about needing to savor the present, often while planning ahead. Your beautiful cocktails have inspired my upcoming “Last Sips of Summer” series. I’m excited to concoct something with ginger beer. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • I recently made a really similar drink over on my blog! I think your one looks so fresh and zesty, and I’d love to try this variation. Those strawberries look so ripe and delicious!

    Owl Girl | A London lifestyle blog

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