Try this, and you will not regret it!
Strawberry Basil Lemonade (makes 2 large drinks)
6 oz Strawberry Rum
Juice of 1 lemon
Juice of 1 lime
2 TB Agave
4-6 Thai Basil leaves, plus more for garnish
Muddle basil with some ice in a cocktail shaker. Add the remainder of the ingredients, and more ice, shake vigorously. Serve in a tall glass over ice, and add more basil to garnish.
This drink is the epitome of summer. We loved it, and hope you will too! Another great use for that Strawberry Rum.
Starting a Strawberry Booze Infusion
Update: Strawberry Booze Infusion, Day 5
Update: Strawberry Booze Infusion, Day 17
July 30, 2012 at 1:48 am
Looks so cool and delicious!
July 30, 2012 at 6:18 am
This looks really great and refreshing!!
July 30, 2012 at 7:33 am
This sounds wonderful.
July 30, 2012 at 12:13 pm
I have let my strawberry rum sit and infuse all this time, and today I finally strained out the berries and the rum is pretty tasty. The strawberries actually are too. I think I’m going to freeze them and make strawberry milkshakes with them down the road. These were the ones where I used 1/3 of the berries that were macerated with sugar first. So I think it came out pretty well for my first infusion. I think I’m going with your chocolate raspberry next! 🙂 Meg
July 30, 2012 at 7:58 pm
Congrats! And glad you are going to try the chocolate raspberry, it is amazing!
July 31, 2012 at 3:06 pm
Gorgeous! I can’t help thinking that you are doing a better job with the summer cocktails than I am. Although I did make these recently: http://www.capitolhillseattle.com/2012/07/29/capitol-hill-cooks-bloody-mary-popsicles-inspired-by-14th-and-union 🙂
July 31, 2012 at 5:46 pm
I was lucky enough to score a quart of gorgeous organic local strawberries today, so needless to say I bought rum 😉 My question, as a total newbie to this – do you keep the infusion refrigerated while it does its thing, or does it sit on the counter?
July 31, 2012 at 10:22 pm
No need to refrigerate! If you make this recipe as directed, the alcohol level is high enough that refrigerating is not necessary. Good luck! I hope you like it…
August 1, 2012 at 9:20 pm
Cool – thanks 😉 I am looking forward to trying it out, and meanwhile an looking at some other gorgeous fruit with an eye to trying other infusions. Loving this 😉
August 1, 2012 at 9:35 pm