Strawberry Basil Bourbon Smash is a light and refreshing summer cocktail made with fresh strawberries and basil, bourbon and a simple syrup. Bursting with fresh flavor, you’ll love this drink on a hot summer day.
Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:0 mins
Total Time:5 mins
Yield:1 drink 1x
4–5 medium strawberries, tops removed and sliced in half
2 tsp simple syrup
4 medium fresh basil leaves
2 oz bourbon
4–6 oz sparkling water, seltzer water or club soda, to taste
whole strawberry and basil leaf, for garnish
Combine the cut strawberries, basil and simple syrup together in a bowl. Mash until the strawberries release their juices.
Transfer to a cocktail glass and fill with ice. Pour the bourbon on top.
Add sparkling water, seltzer water or club soda to taste.
Garnish with a whole strawberry and basil leaf.
Nutritional information is based off of 6 oz of sparkling water.
Feel free to remove the basil leaves before adding to the glass if you don’t want them floating in your drink.