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strawberry basil bourbon smash

Strawberry Basil Bourbon Smash

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. 
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Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 drink
Calories 197 kcal


  • 4-5 medium strawberries tops removed and sliced in half
  • 2 teaspoon 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
  • crushed ice


  • 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.


Calories: 197kcalCarbohydrates: 17.7gProtein: 0.4gFat: 0.2gSodium: 3mgFiber: 1gSugar: 16.4g

Recipes on Cookaholic Wife are for information purposes only. Nutritional Data provided has not been evaluated by a nutritionist.

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