Strawberry Basil Refresher

May 23, 2022 · by Lally Acedo

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.


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!

Lally Acedo

About Lally Acedo

Lally Acedo is a 26-year-old food & lifestyle blogger from Northern California. She has been married for over 4 years to the love of her life, Sergio. She has loved cooking since she was a little girl, but marrying her husband has made her find a true passion for food. Lally also values cultivating a home that her husband, family, and friends can come to and experience a peaceful and joyful atmosphere. She believes food is a great way to bring people together and create new memories. Whether it’s a big meal, an appetizer, or simply a cup of coffee, as long as it's made with love, it’s more than enough.