With summer just around the corner, a refreshing drink is a MUST! There is no doubt everyone loves strawberries, and I think it's fun mixing it with different flavors every now and then. If you're also a fan of basil, this drink is going to become one of your favorites this summer - perfect for a day by the pool, to entertain or host a party.
HERE IS WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
1 can of ginger ale , 7-up or Sprite
5 leaves basil
1 cup of ice
3 strawberries, 1 to garnish
optional: juice of 1 lime
Cut up 3 strawberries into small piece and add half of it to the bottom of the cup. Add the basil leaves, and, with the help of a muddler or wooden spoon, muddle until the basil leaves start releasing their oils and mix nicely with berries. Squeeze the juice of 1 lime (optional).
Add the ice and the remaining of the berries. Pour in the ginger ale or soda of your preference all the way to the top.
Garnish with another strawberry and basil leaf, and its ready to enjoy!