Strawberry Shag

  • SERVINGS: Makes 1 Drink

This recipe is from Kathy Casey's 2009 book Sips & Apps. She improves the classic combination of strawberries, lemonade and vodka—already a terrific summer cooler—by adding fresh basil.

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  1. 3 strawberries, halved, plus 1 strawberry for garnish
  2. 2 large basil sprigs, plus 1 small basil leaf for garnish
  3. Ice
  4. 1 1/2 ounces vodka
  5. 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  6. 3/4 ounce Simple Syrup
  7. 3 ounces chilled club soda
  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the halved strawberries with the basil sprigs. Add ice and the vodka, lemon juice and Simple Syrup; shake well. Strain into an ice-filled collins glass. Stir in the club soda and garnish with the strawberry and basil leaf.