About this recipe:A wonderfully fruity and well flavoured cocktail, made by shaking together a fresh strawberry with basil, sugar, ice, gin, lemon juice and sparkling water.
2 fresh basil leaves
2 teaspoons caster sugar
2 cupfuls ice cubes
4 tablespoons gin
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
85ml chilled sparkling water
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Method Prep:10min › Ready in:10min
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.