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Strawberry Basil Smash Cocktail

Strawberry Basil Smash Cocktail

This Sunday is Father’s day! I am so lucky to have three Dad’s to celebrate this weekend. My father Harry, my step-father Andy and my father in-law Dan! Thank you for always being there to support me, you have no idea how much this means to me.

Though Greg and I do not have children, Greg is the dog-dad to our boys Karl and Kenny! Happy Father’s day to you too Greg, we all love you very much!

Happy Father’s day Dads!

I have been thinking about summer drinks and how to make them with both alcohol and without for those who do not drink. Last summer I was obsessed with a strawberry martini from Bravo Cucina Italiana. I am making a cocktail that is similar with Strawberry Vodka for those of you who consume alcohol. Twisted Shrub Strawberry Lime mixer is used for a classy mocktail.

Strawberry Basil Smash Cocktail

Author: Jodi Boatman Prep Time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes

Total Time: 15 Minutes Yields: 4 Servings WW: 4 Freestyle Points


4 oz Absolute Strawberry Vodka (or) 4 oz The Twisted Shrub Strawberry Lime if you are making a mocktail
1 C fresh strawberries, chopped small, save a few big pieces for garnish
4 TBSP fresh lime (about 2 limes)
lime zest from 1 lime
2 cans of Fresca Soda
8 small fresh basil leaves
2 TBSP raw sugar
1 TBSP red sugar


  • Add both sugars to a small plate and combine. On another small plate add a bit of water (enough to dip 1/8” of your cocktail glass rim). Dip cocktail glass rim in water then in the sugar until you have a nice festive rim.

  • Add 3/4 cup of chopped strawberries to a bowl and smash with a spoon. Spoon 1 TBSP of strawberries into the bottom of each sugar rimmed cocktail glass.

  • Add Vodka or strawberry lime mixer to a cocktail shaker with the rest of the smashed strawberries, lime and 1 C of ice. Shake mixer to combine.

  • Pour 1/4 of the contents of the cocktail shaker into each glass. Top up the glass with cold Fresca soda and garnish with two basil leaves, lime zest and strawberries.


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