This drink is a fairly classic smash using strawberries and basil as the modifiers. Simply muddled, with vodka, lemon and sugar added, the result is delightfully refreshing for any occasion. It’s a little work, but you could easily make it in pitcher-sized batches for a party. The recipe is as follows:
1-2 leaves basil
1.5 oz vodka (at Grand Cafe I use Hangar 1)
.5 oz lemon
.5 oz simple syrup
Muddle the strawberry and basil. Add in the remaining ingredients and shake. Serve in a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with a bruised basil leaf.