Strawberry Basil Mint Summer Cocktail ~ Savory Simple

When you think of summer entertaining, what comes to mind? Outdoor parties with friends and family, warm weather (humid weather if you live in my region), cold drinks, maybe cookouts on the grill? I think of all of the above! Personalities like Martha Stewart have always inspired me to try and take entertaining to the next level. While I’m no Martha Stewart, I do my best. When California Strawberries asked me to create a strawberry drink perfect for summer entertaining, I immediately knew I wanted to include fresh garden herbs. This strawberry basil mint summer cocktail is light, refreshing and wonderful served with or without alcohol! 

Strawberry Basil Mint Summer Cocktail ~ Savory Simple

It’s very simple to make, even if you are doubling or tripling the recipe for larger parties. Initially I thought I would crush the herbs as you would with a mojito, but that’s not convenient when you’re serving a lot of guests. So I just threw everything in the blender and then strained out the herbs. If you want to really infuse the basil and mint, allow the liquid to sit in the blender for 5-10 minutes before straining.

Strawberry Basil Mint Summer Cocktail ~ Savory Simple

Strawberry Basil Mint Summer Cocktail
 
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Serves: 6-8 servings
Ingredients
  • 4 cups strawberries, hulled
  • ¼ cup fresh mint
  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • ½ cup fresh squeezed orange juice (approximately 2 oranges)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice (approximately 1 lemon)
  • 2 cups club soda
  • 5-6 tablespoons light agave nectar, or to taste
  • ½ cup Grand Marnier (optional)
Instructions
  1. Puree all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Strain the liquid through a fine mesh strainer to remove the herbs.
  3. Serve over ice.

 

 

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  • Crystal

    My favorite summertime drink is stawberry sangria.

  • http://www.averiecooks.com Averie @ Averie Cooks

    Fave summer drink – lately – sweet tea vodka with sweet tea/lemonade. Changes weekly though :)

    Gorgeous drink, Jen! I’m thirsty!

    • cori

      Such a good drink!

  • http://www.crunchycreamysweet.com/ Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

    Jen, this is gorgeous!! I love strawberries so much this season so this drink has to happen! Fun giveaway!

  • Denise M.

    Watermelon margarita

  • Marnely Rodriguez-Murray

    Arnold Palmers!

  • http://www.halfbakedharvest.com/ Tieghan

    Basil Strawberry lemonade! So good!

    Gorgeous drink, Jen!!

  • http://wee-eats.com natalie @ wee eats

    i like to mix lemonade with strawberry-infused vodka :) this cocktail looks LOVELY though (and so simple!)

  • Monica

    Looks delicious!

  • Monica

    Strawberry Basil Sangria is my favorite. So refreshing!

  • http://www.masgoodlife.blogspot.com Maria

    My non alcoholic drink of choice is water. If I’m drinking booze though, gimme a margarita. Yum!

  • http://thebrunettebaker@hotmail.com Jenny @ The Brunette Baker

    I love flavoured iced teas! Mmmmm!

  • Lauren

    I love ice cream floats in the summer!

  • http://myheartslovesongs.com Dani H

    I LOVE iced coffee ~ especially decadent with whole milk or half & half.

    Thanks for a chance at the giveaway!

  • kesha

    My favorite summer time drink is a smoothie with kale, spinach, strawberries and banana! I add just a little coconut oil with it too! For the health benefits

  • Kate D.

    Frozen strawberry margaritas or Arnold Palmers are my favorite summer drinks.

  • http://www.arthur-in-the-garden.com Arthur in the Garden!

    Wonderful!

  • Heather B

    Watermelon Lemonade

  • dana

    sangria!!

  • LisaInVA

    A tall glass of sweet peach ice tea over ice is my perfect summertime drink!

  • cori

    I love sweet tea vodka and lemonade and/or chilled red wine with a little 7up in it. I know. I know.

  • Karen D

    A good IPA…the hoppier the better!

  • http://dawns-recipes.blogspot.com Dawn

    Strawberry mojitos. If I was to win I’d have to change to sangria because that bowl is amazing! Thanks for the giveaway.

  • JoAnn Lakes

    I enjoy campari and soda with lime!

  • janice

    Strawberry lemonade – yummy :)

  • http://peanutbutterandpeppers.com Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers

    Favorite summer drink would either be ice tea or lemonade. Yum! Your drink looks incredible!

  • Gail

    Water and after 6 – I add a little Dewars

  • Mary Beth Elderton

    i do drink a lot of iced tea with lemon in the summer, but Margaritas are my favorite summer drink treat!

  • Janet T

    I make homemade water kefir and flavor it with fresh fruit and herbs in many different combinations.

  • Stacey

    My favorite summer drink is iced tea.

  • http://www.kleinworthco.com/ Gina

    Well isn’t that a beautiful drink.

    I think my favorite would have to be anything with coconut or maybe cherries. I can’t decide.

  • Emily Smith

    Lemon basil martini…so refreshing!

  • Lyn

    Margaritas are my favorite in the summer.

  • kelley gennity

    I love iced tea in the summer! So refreshing!

  • http://evanoff.tumblr.com/ Lisa Evanoff

    Iced coffee is my favorite drink in the summer..so good!

  • pat simon

    Gorgeous! But even though I used to be a bartender I just can’t get behind the idea of basil & strawberry. Mint, yes; basil, no. Sangria, however–I have the greatest recipe

  • http://thechefnextdoorblog.blogspot.com/ Sarah @ The Chef Next Door

    I love margaritas!

  • Shelly

    Strawberry lemonade!

  • http://www.livliveslife.com Olivia @ Liv Lives Life

    I love lemonade, of course, but recently have gotten into hard cider!

  • http://hipfoodiemom.com Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    fave summer drink: non alcoholic: lemonade, with alcohol: sangria, hands down! :)

  • http://hipfoodiemom.com Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    and love the new updated logo!!

  • http://peacelovequinoa.com Crista

    uhm, YUM!! i can make this with mint & basil fresh from the garden…..

  • http://www.fizzyparty.com Fizzy Party

    That drink sounds delicious! I need to hit up my farmers market so I can make it for the lazy days of summer. YUMMY
    Swooning over Pottery Barns SAngria punch bowl. I have a weakness for party goods.

    Tiffany of Fizzy Party

  • http://www.tasteloveandnourish.com Caroline

    Jen, this cocktail sounds delicious! Thanks so much for including my salad! I say, you bring the cocktails, I’ll bring the salad and we’ll call it a party! ;)

  • stephanie

    Ginger ale with strawberries :)

  • http://www.erinsfoodfiles.com ErinsFoodFiles

    To me, the start of summer begins with my first mint julep of the season on the day of the Kentucky Derby! I love drinking those in May. As the summer goes on my drink of choice tends to shift & change.

  • http://www.thefatfoodie.wordpress.com casey stonecypher

    White peach sangria– happiness in a glass. :-)

  • http://insidenanabreadshead.com/ Jeanne (NanaBread)

    Gah! I just came up with my own version of Blackberry Sangria using Double Decker Red Blend and fresh blackberries. I NEED this! :)

  • Emily

    Sangria or pina coladas!

  • Lisa

    Looks yummy! Can’t wait to try it!

  • Kristi

    My favorite summer drink is iced chai tea!

  • amy

    My fave summer drink is a brandy slush!

  • Kristiana

    Crushed blueberry and mint ice tea.

  • Kay B

    Lemonade with fresh herbs

  • http://tutti-dolci.com Laura (Tutti Dolci)

    Gorgeous summery cocktail, I love the herbs!

  • libby

    Peach tea for me!

  • http://www.grandbaby-cakes.com Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)

    Yum!!! It looks fantastic!

  • Malea Cooper

    Iced tea with lemonade in it like my mom made me way back when I was a kid!

  • S. Harris

    Lemonade!

  • http://tramplingrose.com Rachel

    I drink iced tea (very lightly sweetened) by the gallon during the summer.

  • LeAnn A

    Sweet iced tea!

  • T.R.

    Because I’m southern it would be sweet ice tea or lemonade.

  • KaySue

    Lemonade is my favorite.

  • Marcia

    I don’t drink them very often, but a mojito is deliciously refreshing!!

  • http://kirantarun.com/food Kiran @ KiranTarun.com

    Can’t go wrong with basil and strawberries this time of the year. Yum!!

  • Elin

    A cold Woodchuck Granny Smith cider!

  • Belinda

    My favorite summer drink (aside from water) is iced coffee in the morning and mojitos in the evening.
    I can’t wait to try this!

  • Mer

    Sangria’s a favorite. I also like experimenting with lemonade and my herb garden.

  • meredith

    I like mojitos

  • http://damndelicious.net Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    I could sip on this all day!

  • Sabrina

    I love a frozen strawberry margarita!

  • Kel

    I would have to say cold lemonade.

  • Melissa Kramer

    Love an ice cold beer on a hot summer day!

  • http://themessybakerblog.com Jennie @themessybakerblog

    Jen, this beverage looks lovely. Yum!

  • Allison

    My favorite summer drink is anything with watermelon. Crushed watermelon + white tequila = heaven.

  • Natalie G.

    mojitos are my favorite summer drink!

  • http://spontaneoustomato.com Allison (Spontaneous Tomato)

    Sangria! But your cocktail looks amazing, too! :)

  • http://whatjewwannaeat.com Amy @ What Jew Wanna Eat

    I love mojitos and spicy margaritas!

  • http://diningwithdani.com Danielle @DiningwithDani

    I love ice cold pink lemonade!

  • Shelby

    Lemonade for daytime and strawberry margaritas at night :)

  • Alina

    Fav summer drink….MOJITO!!!!!!!

  • Sandra Zumbrun

    Cold filtered water from my refrigerator’s water dispenser

  • Sean C

    Lemonade….morning, noon and night – YUM.

  • Bekah

    I love Moscow Mules! So yummy!

  • Candice

    1/2 iced coffee and 1/2 iced black tea

  • http://utry.it Amy Tong

    My favorite summer drink is lemonade….but I’ve gotta try this Strawberry Basil Mint summer cocktail. I have a feeling this would be my new favorite.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  • Angie

    I love frosty margaritas in the summer.

  • courtney d

    lemonade

  • Jennifer Chidester

    Love this! Sounds delicious!!

  • http://thespicedlife.com/ Laura

    LOVE this. So refreshing and yummy. Pinning now.

  • http://thespicedlife.com/ Laura

    Ooops. Mojito. Or margarita.

  • Kim Porter

    Sweet tea and margaritas…but, I’d never turn down an icy glass of white peach sangria!

  • http://savorysimple.net Marsha

    Ice cold lemonade!

  • http://thefresstyler.blogspot.com/ Hannah

    Love a good fruity drink in the summertime. This looks delish!

  • Meghan Finley

    Huckleberry mojito!

  • Jocelyn H

    Sweet Mint Tea

  • Jesssica Z

    My favorite summer drink is a fresh strawberry and mint mojito!!

  • Melissa Grado

    My favorite summer drink is simple and refreshing, vodka and lemonade. Great on those hot days.

  • Sherry Lykins

    Lemonade or sweet tea!! sharoo1975@yahoo.com

  • Sarah Neher

    This sounds delicious! I can’t wait to try it!

  • amy williams

    love fresh lemonade

  • http://www.momslittlerunningbuddy.com Katie @momslrb

    I love strawberry lemonade YUMMY!

  • http://jcocina.com Jen @JuanitasCocina

    I love a delicious pina colada!

  • Tamra Phelps

    Favorite summer drink: nothing beats really sweet lemonade!!!

  • Millie

    Classic lemonade does it for me :)

  • Vera K

    My favorite summer drink is homemade mint iced tea.

  • Vunda V

    i love a pina colada! doesnt even have to have alcohol, those flavors are so good!

  • Rust

    Pomegranate iced tea.

  • Julie P

    Looks nice and refreshing!

  • Derya Wiegand

    My favorite summertime drink is peach iced tea!

  • http://www.itsallaboutmefitness.com Deb@ItsAllAboutMeFitness

    Strawberries are my ALL time favorite fruit. I could eat lbs of them every single day. Even better when mixed into a beverage! This looks delicious :)

  • Emily A

    The best drink I’ve had this summer was a Hibiscus Grapefruit Mimosa. Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  • Jennifer Laneaux

    Gotta love a great, refreshing margarita in the summertime!

  • http://www.justsomesaltandpepper.com Melanie @ Just Some Salt and Pepper

    I absolutely love red sangrias! Lemonade is a close second.

  • Susan Christy

    Summer or Winter, it’s a margarita on the rocks, no salt.

    But I also enjoy a tall glass of iced tea on hot summer days.

  • Donna

    Margarita.. any flavor frozen!! Yummy :)

  • Jennifer Essad

    red sangria preferably EPPA

  • Windy Phillips

    Mint iced tea has got to be my fave. So refreshing.

    • Jody Cosentino

      My fave is strawberry daiquiris

  • http://SensiblyInspired.com Beth Peluse

    Served this for my book club – delicious!!