This Strawberry Basil Summer Smash Cocktail is a very loose recipe. Don’t overthink it. Smash some berries in a glass with a little coconut sugar, or honey and top with basil vodka, club soda and a smidge of St Germain Elderflower.
For extra credit, simmer the berries and sweetener with a bit of water to build a better base.
QUICK AND EASY WAY:
handful of cleaned strawberries
1 tbls white coconut sugar, monfruit sugar or honey
1 shot basil vodka
1/4 shot of St Germain Elderflower Liqueur
~1/2 cup club soda
In one glass, smash the berries and sweeter using a muddler. Top off with remaining ingredients and stir.
1 pint sliced strawberries
1/4 cup white coconut sugar, monkfruit sugar or honey
Place the berries and sweetener over medium low heat in a small pan. Add water just to cover the berries and simmer for about 7 minutes or until the berries are softened and the sweetener is dissolved. Mash the berries and let cool.
Follow directions above, using 1/4 cup of simmered berries in place of the berries and sweetener.