Strawberry Basil Bourbon Smash

I was so excited to see local strawberries come into season, one of the first signs of spring around here. The herbal notes of the basil and the orange bitters in this drink help keep the cocktail from becoming overly sweet, and the ginger liqueur adds a little depth of flavor. Overall the drink is well balanced and fruity, with just enough effervescence to keep it all refreshing.


2.5 oz Bourbon
.5 oz Ginger Liqueur
.5 oz Simple Syrup
.5 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
2 dashes Orange Bitters
2 Fresh Strawberries
3-5 Leaves Fresh Basil
Splash Club Soda

Fresh Basil
Fresh Strrawberry


In Collins glass add chopped strawberries, basil leaves, bitters, simple syrup, and lemon juice and muddle. Pour in bourbon, and ginger liqueur and add ice. Ice until chilled and add more ice if needed, top with club soda and stir gently to get bubbles down to the bottle of the glass. Garnish and serve.

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Strawberry Basil Bourbon Smash