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Strawberry Basil Gin and Tonic

  • Author: krazykitchenmom
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cocktails 1x


STRAWBERRY GIN AND TONIC – Summertime refreshing cocktail that is sweet from the strawberries, pleasingly pungent from the fresh basil, and fizzy from the tonic water.



  • 8 whole strawberries, diced small
  • 6 basil leaves
  • 1.5 ounces of freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 ounces gin
  • 1 6-ounce bottle of tonic water


  1. Place strawberries, basil, lime juice, and sugar into a mason jar or a glass.
  2. Using a muddler or the back of a spoon muddle or mash the strawberries
  3. Strain the mixture through a small strainer. 
  4. Add ice to two medium-sized glasses.
  5. Add 1.5 ounces of gin to each glass. 
  6. Divide the strained strawberry basil lime juice between the two glasses.
  7. Top with tonic water. 
  8. Garnish with strawberries, basil, and lime slices.

  • Category: Cocktails and Drinks
  • Method: Muddled
  • Cuisine: American