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Strawberry Basil Gin and Tonic

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.
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Course: Cocktails and Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: basil gin and tonic, gin and tonic variations, strawberry gin and tonic
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 cocktails
Author: Laura Franco


  • 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


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