Strawberry Basil Mint Summer Cocktail

Serve this refreshing Strawberry Basil Mint Summer Cocktail at outdoor parties!

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

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Strawberry Basil Mint Summer Cocktail
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

Serve this refreshing Strawberry Basil Mint Summer Cocktail at outdoor parties!

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 -8 servings
Author: Jennifer Farley
Ingredients
  • 4 cups strawberries, hulled
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint
  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • 1/2 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
  • 1/2 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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