Strawberry Shag

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. More Summer Drinks

1 drink


  • 3 strawberries, halved, plus 1 strawberry for garnish

  • 2 large basil sprigs, plus 1 small basil leaf for garnish

  • Ice

  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka

  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice

  • 3/4 ounce Simple Syrup

  • 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.

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