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With spring in full swing and summer quickly sneaking up on us, I've been craving something simple and refreshing with a bit of fizz. A smash fit the bill perfectly. Inspired by the recent addition of our mini windowsill garden, I decided to pluck a few basil leaves and get to work with the strawberries currently taking up space in my fridge, waiting to be remembered and promptly devoured. I like the idea of strawberry and basil together, or watermelon, the makings of a summer salad to be eaten outdoors on a wide weathered deck overlooking a beach. #beachhousegoals. One of these days.
For this drink I chose to go with bourbon but any kind of whiskey or rum or even gin would work. It's all about personal preference with this one. You could probably do tequila if you like. These light, summery flavors don't discriminate, they go with anything.
THE STRAWBERRY BASIL SMASH
1.5 ounces bourbon
1 teaspoon sugar
3/4 ounce lemon juice
3 - 4 medium strawberries, sliced
3 - 4 basil leaves
In a large glass add sugar and lemon juice. Stir until sugar is dissolved, then add strawberries, basil, and bourbon. Muddle. Pour over ice, top with soda water and enjoy!