Or you can sub for mint! Welcome back to the blog, I personally, hate scrolling for a recipe so, I give you, the easiest, most refreshing, already mentioned as super versatile:
The Strawberry Basil | Martini Recipe
2 ounces | Strawberry or plain vodka if you basic | Mock-tail: Sub with Strawberry Seltzer
1.5 ounces | St. Germain | Mock-tail: Sub with diet lemonade or I found this Belvior Elderflower Lemonade at Whole Foods that's perfect
3 Strawberries (cut in half)
Handful of Basil
2 Mint leaves + 2 tarragon leafs (optional)
2 Lemon slices + 1/2 lemon squeeze + drop in shaker
2 packets of Stevia
2.5 ounces of water
Optional: Take it up a boozy notch with a Limoncello Strawberry ice cubes instead of the squeezed lemon juice. Just blend water + strawberries + limoncello + add strawberry slice = freeze
Step 1: In you shaker, add your basil, mint, tarragon (optional) 2 lemon slices, squeeze in 1/2 of a lemon and drop that lemon into the shaker, add 2 packets of stevia and 2.5 ounces of water.
Step 2: Muddle those ingredients + then add the strawberries + muddle again + and then add ice (optional: Limoncello ice cubes)
Step 3: Pour in 2.5 ounces of strawberry vodka + 1.5 ounces of St. Germain = Shake | If you are using seltzer, add lemonade only + shake then add the seltzer to your martini glass and strain the contents of your mixer over the seltzer slowly
Step 4: Strain contents into a martini glass aka perfect pour - for a garnish, slice a strawberry- slide it around the rim once dip rim into raw stevia + fold basil leaf in half and insert that leaf into the strawberry slit, add this garnish to the side of the martini rim. | Or you can add the strawberry garnish to the side and place a basil leaf in the martini glass.
And that my friends, is your new favorite drink. Cheers to summer all year long! xox Not ready to leave? Me neither! New girl talks, pep talks, and motivation, all on the podcast, meet ya there xoxo - Chelsea