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
 
Prep time
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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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Comments

  1. Crystal says:

    My favorite summertime drink is stawberry sangria.

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

    Gorgeous drink, Jen! I’m thirsty!

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

  4. Denise M. says:

    Watermelon margarita

  5. Marnely Rodriguez-Murray says:

    Arnold Palmers!

  6. Basil Strawberry lemonade! So good!

    Gorgeous drink, Jen!!

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

  8. Looks delicious!

  9. Strawberry Basil Sangria is my favorite. So refreshing!

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

  11. I love flavoured iced teas! Mmmmm!

  12. I love ice cream floats in the summer!

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

    Thanks for a chance at the giveaway!

  14. 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

  15. Kate D. says:

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

  16. Wonderful!

  17. Heather B says:

    Watermelon Lemonade

  18. sangria!!

  19. LisaInVA says:

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

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

  21. Karen D says:

    A good IPA…the hoppier the better!

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

  23. JoAnn Lakes says:

    I enjoy campari and soda with lime!

  24. Strawberry lemonade – yummy :)

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

  26. Water and after 6 – I add a little Dewars

  27. Mary Beth Elderton says:

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

  28. Janet T says:

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

  29. My favorite summer drink is iced tea.

  30. 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.

  31. Emily Smith says:

    Lemon basil martini…so refreshing!

  32. Margaritas are my favorite in the summer.

  33. kelley gennity says:

    I love iced tea in the summer! So refreshing!

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

  35. pat simon says:

    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

  36. I love margaritas!

  37. Strawberry lemonade!

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

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

  40. and love the new updated logo!!

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

  42. 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

  43. 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! ;)

  44. stephanie says:

    Ginger ale with strawberries :)

  45. 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.

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

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

  48. Sangria or pina coladas!

  49. Looks yummy! Can’t wait to try it!

  50. My favorite summer drink is iced chai tea!

  51. My fave summer drink is a brandy slush!

  52. Kristiana says:

    Crushed blueberry and mint ice tea.

  53. Lemonade with fresh herbs

  54. Gorgeous summery cocktail, I love the herbs!

  55. Peach tea for me!

  56. Yum!!! It looks fantastic!

  57. Malea Cooper says:

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

  58. S. Harris says:

    Lemonade!

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

  60. LeAnn A says:

    Sweet iced tea!

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

  62. Lemonade is my favorite.

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

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

  65. A cold Woodchuck Granny Smith cider!

  66. Belinda says:

    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!

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

  68. meredith says:

    I like mojitos

  69. I could sip on this all day!

  70. Sabrina says:

    I love a frozen strawberry margarita!

  71. I would have to say cold lemonade.

  72. Melissa Kramer says:

    Love an ice cold beer on a hot summer day!

  73. Jen, this beverage looks lovely. Yum!

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

  75. Natalie G. says:

    mojitos are my favorite summer drink!

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

  77. I love mojitos and spicy margaritas!

  78. I love ice cold pink lemonade!

  79. Lemonade for daytime and strawberry margaritas at night :)

  80. Fav summer drink….MOJITO!!!!!!!

  81. Sandra Zumbrun says:

    Cold filtered water from my refrigerator’s water dispenser

  82. Lemonade….morning, noon and night – YUM.

  83. I love Moscow Mules! So yummy!

  84. Candice says:

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

  85. 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

  86. I love frosty margaritas in the summer.

  87. courtney d says:

    lemonade

  88. Jennifer Chidester says:

    Love this! Sounds delicious!!

  89. LOVE this. So refreshing and yummy. Pinning now.

  90. Ooops. Mojito. Or margarita.

  91. Kim Porter says:

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

  92. Ice cold lemonade!

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

  94. Meghan Finley says:

    Huckleberry mojito!

  95. Jocelyn H says:

    Sweet Mint Tea

  96. Jesssica Z says:

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

  97. Melissa Grado says:

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

  98. Sherry Lykins says:

    Lemonade or sweet tea!! sharoo1975@yahoo.com

  99. Sarah Neher says:

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

  100. amy williams says:

    love fresh lemonade

  101. I love strawberry lemonade YUMMY!

  102. I love a delicious pina colada!

  103. Tamra Phelps says:

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

  104. Classic lemonade does it for me :)

  105. My favorite summer drink is homemade mint iced tea.

  106. Vunda V says:

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

  107. Pomegranate iced tea.

  108. Julie P says:

    Looks nice and refreshing!

  109. Derya Wiegand says:

    My favorite summertime drink is peach iced tea!

  110. 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 :)

  111. Emily A says:

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

  112. Jennifer Laneaux says:

    Gotta love a great, refreshing margarita in the summertime!

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

  114. Susan Christy says:

    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.

  115. Margarita.. any flavor frozen!! Yummy :)

  116. Jennifer Essad says:

    red sangria preferably EPPA

  117. Windy Phillips says:

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

  118. Served this for my book club – delicious!!

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