Cocktail: Strawberry Basil Bourbon Lemonade

Cocktail: Strawberry Basil Bourbon Lemonade


Recipe serves 8

With summer in full swing, it’s time to kick back, relax and enjoy an ice, cold drink. Here’s one of our favorites to enjoy.


  • 8 oz. bourbon
  • 2 c. strawberries
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1/2 c. fresh lemon juice
  • 12 basil leaves
  • 8 basil sprigs
  • bitters


Place strawberries into blender and add 2 tbsp of sugar. Add about 1/4 of a cup of water and pulse until pureed. In a medium saucepan over a medium-high heat, add the puree and 1 3/4 cup of water. Heat until mixture begins to boil. Allow to cool and then strain through a sieve.

In a large pitcher, combine the strawberry syrup, bourbon, 1 cup of water, lemon juice, basil leaves, and a splash of bitters. Stir and then pour into eight glasses with ice. Garnish each with a basil sprig.