Sparkling strawberry gin

    10 min

    A wonderfully fruity and well flavoured cocktail, made by shaking together a fresh strawberry with basil, sugar, ice, gin, lemon juice and sparkling water.

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    Serves: 1 

    • 1 strawberry
    • 2 fresh basil leaves
    • 2 teaspoons caster sugar
    • 2 cupfuls ice cubes
    • 4 tablespoons gin
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    • 85ml chilled sparkling water

    Prep:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. Place the strawberry, basil leaves and sugar into a cocktail shaker and mash well with a spoon. Add half of the ice to the cocktail shaker and place the rest into a tall glass. Pour in the gin and lemon juice, cover and shake until the outside of the shaker has frosted. Strain into the chilled glass over the ice, top with the sparkling water and stir to serve.

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    Sorry, but I didn't like this cocktail at all. Very strong, it tasted just like a strong strawberry flavoured carbonated water. Strawberry Mojito is much better in comparison with it. Sorry, maybe just not my kind.  -  23 Jul 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Oh my God! I would give this 10 stars if I could! I love fruity drinks in the summer but margaritas and daquiri's can get that way too sweet or too tart taste. This was the perfect balance of sweet and tart, but also really fresh. My husband even loved it. He said the fresh basil reminded him of when his mom would add fresh mint to iced tea when he was a kid. A new summer staple for us! Oh and we also dont usually like gin. We've got two bottles left from our wedding 3 years ago and havent used a drop. Thanks for a wonderful way to use it up that we really love!  -  19 Jul 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was a very refreshing and delicious cocktail, especially if you like fresh strawberries. The basil really set it off nicely. Perfect!!  -  05 Feb 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)