Strawberry Basil Bourbon Smash – juicy strawberries and fresh basil are the perfect pair in this bourbon cocktail recipe!
This week flew by. The month flew by actually. How is May almost over?!
My kids’ last day of school is next week and I’m gonna be real honest with you, I have no clue where they’re going to school next year. Like, I don’t even know what state they’re to go to school in. That’s where my life is right now.
So the end of the school year is exciting because you know I love summer and all the fun that comes along with it but it’s also super stressful because… I really just need someone to figure out my entire life for me so I don’t have to make any more decisions.
That’d be great.
Strawberry Basil Bourbon Smash!
Anyway. Summer cocktails!
This is my favorite time of year for cocktails. All the berries and fresh herbs and is there anything better than sipping a cold cocktail on the porch?
And I’m absolutely in love with this Strawberry Basil Bourbon Smash. I love smashes anyway but this one?
Ugh, so good. The super sweet strawberries with the herby basil is everything I look for in a cocktail.
So it’s just the fresh berries and basil with just a bit of simple syrup and lemon juice.
You just smash all that together – with a muddler if you have one and if not, the end of a wooden spoon works just fine. Then a little bit of bourbon and splash of sparkling water. This is my ideal cocktail because it’s super simple ingredients and doesn’t involve having to wash a shaker.
Also? It’s so pretty!
More Bourbon Cocktail Recipes
Grapefruit Ginger Bourbon Sour – freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, lime juie, and bourbon with a really easy homemade ginger simple syrup. Grapefruit cocktails are so refreshing so this is the perfect light summer cocktail.
Raspberry Bourbon Smash – this recipe uses a raspberry jam so it’s perfect for the time of year when fresh berries maybe aren’t so sweet and delicious. The jam is shaken with fresh orange juice, bourbon, and orange liqueur, strained into glasses, and topped with sparkling water and an orange slice.
Blackberry Peach Bourbon Smash – fresh peaches, blackberries, lime, and mint are muddled together and then shaken with bourbon and a little bit of simple syrup. It gets strained over ice and topped with sparkling water, blackberries, and more fresh mint.
- 1/4 cup fresh strawberries cut into chunks
- 1 - 2 teaspoons simple syrup to taste
- 4 - 5 fresh basil leaves
- juice of half a lemon
- 2 ounces Bourbon
- sparkling water
Muddle strawberries, simple syrup, basil, and lemon juice together in a cocktail glass, until everything is smashed together and fragrant. Add Bourbon and ice; stir to combine. Top with sparkling water.