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My favourite cocktail of the moment!

on 21/05/2014
Can you guess what is in it?

Can you guess what is in it?

Hey, all! I had been working in my garden today & said to myself that I deserved a well earned cocktail so I treated myself to this beauty!πŸ™‚ Can you guess the ingredients????

Yes, of course,…There are strawberries in here, basil, ice & vodka! Yes, yes, this is surely a drink for grown-ups! Ha!πŸ˜‰

When you sip on this cocktail, you first taste the cold ice, then strawberries & then hints of basil,…finally the vodka kick!πŸ˜‰ I like it that way!πŸ™‚

Recipe: For 1 glorious winning cocktail


5 ice cubes, mine were ice rounds

4 large fresh basil leaves, cleaned & torn into little pieces to set the aroma free

8 larger strawberries, hulled & cut up into smaller chunks

40 ml gluten-free vodka


1. Take a cocktail shaker & add all the ingredients in it. Screw the sieve lid on & top with the fitted cap. Shake your coktail bottle up & down, for about 10 minutes. You want to get a mix so that the strawberries break down & set their aroma & juices free. This way, you will also get that subtle basil flavour, of course. I shaked my bottle for about 10 minutes & poured it, with the sieve on, into 1 glass. Then, I poured this clean juice into the serving cocktail glass, for a better presentation.

2. Finally, I took 1 smaller strawberry, unhulled & cut into the bottom, a big slice & put it nicely on the edge of my glass. Enjoy!πŸ™‚ And if one cocktail isn’t enough, make 2, you deserve it!πŸ™‚ xxx

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The cocktail to be!

The cocktail to be!


77 responses to “My favourite cocktail of the moment!

  1. Divalicious says:

    Yummy! One to try for sure! Looks and sounds delicious!

  2. No no no no…. I have all these ingredients in my pantry…….. Must try 😯

  3. Liz says:

    holy cr@p, Sophie–this looks amazing! I was excited even just by your post title, but to see the final drink (great photoπŸ™‚ ) and then the strawberries in the shaker. What fun. Am glad you shook yourself up a treat for all of your hard work. The basil addition sounds intriguing and delicious.

  4. Koko says:

    This looks SO good! My kind of drink for sure!! I can’t imagine what the basil would taste like in a cocktail, but I bet it’s sooo fresh and just adds the perfect something special. I will definitely be trying this! At least onceπŸ˜‰ Maybe 2, 3, 4 times.

  5. Mmmm sounds like a great & refreshing drink. And pretty to boot =)

  6. Strawberry and basil is definitely a winning combination! I really don’t drink, but I would still gladly try a glass of this.

  7. It looks delightful!

  8. hotlyspiced says:

    Strawberries and vodka are a match made in heaven. This is a really lovely looking cocktail and such a pretty colour xx

  9. lucylox says:

    Sounds divine x

  10. boeddhamum says:

    What a creative work-out, Sophie and what a tasty outcome, looks deliciousπŸ™‚

  11. Sean & Linda says:

    Waw, Sophie!
    What a cool & tasty delicious looking cocktail! We want one!πŸ™‚

  12. Johan says:

    Greetings from Oslo!
    This cocktail is surely for me too, Sophie! It looks so appetizing & they would be great to enjoy with my friends! Thanks!πŸ™‚

  13. coconutcraze says:

    I can totally understand the need for a cocktail after gardening as I am in the same process. I gulped a jug of water the first day and then decided to have a good drink! I will try this too!

  14. What a delicious idea!

  15. timethief says:

    Strawberries are in season and we are enjoying them in many forms. I’m adding this recipe to my cocktails. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Liz says:

    I have learnt something new, gluten free vodka…the cocktail is smashing!!!

  17. You definitely earned that beauty of a cocktail, Sophie!

  18. offmotorway says:

    Mmmm, the perfect way to end a summer’s day!

  19. I think I could enjoy a few of these!

  20. Barbara says:

    Oh yeah! That sounds (and looks) fabulous, Sophie. I’ll have one!

  21. Lilly Sue says:

    Yummy! This looks absolutely refreshing! I have seen multiple basil cocktails but have yet to make any. I definitely am going to try one this summerπŸ™‚

  22. rika@vm says:

    Strawberries & basil & vodka, such a great combination for a summery cocktail! I had strawberries, mint and banana smoothie earlier and it was so tasty!

  23. Bernice says:

    This is gorgeous Sophie! I will pin so I can make it this summer. I like the freshness of the strawberries and I adore fresh basil! Awesome!!

  24. Georgina says:

    This looks like a lovely cocktail Sophie. And just the thing after a hard day’s work! Perfect!

  25. twbarritt says:

    Beautiful! I have to try this! I love the use of basil – it sounds delicious, and with quite a nice kick!

  26. Chandni Lahoti says:


  27. Jason says:

    Any chance those cocktails can be delivered?πŸ™‚

  28. Karen says:

    I really love a strawberry martini. Each summer, I infuse strawberries and vodka for summer time cocktails. I’ll have to try adding basil.πŸ™‚

  29. Strawberries and basil = perfect combination! Have some still frozen in the freezer.. need to defrost and get this cocktail going!

  30. I love how well strawberries and basil go together, I’m not a drinker but I can see this would be a great favor combo. Sorry I’ve been absent for a while, hope you are doing well and have a wonderful rest of the week. Also thank you so much for the sweet comments on my blog.

  31. mmmarzipan says:


  32. theintolerantchef says:

    Basil and strawberries are such a wonderful combination indeed – yummo!

  33. So fresh and pretty Sophie! Saving this one–summer is around the corner. thanks.

  34. My new favourite tooπŸ˜€

    Choc Chip Uru

  35. laurasmess says:

    I adore the combination of strawberry and basil, I’ve recently eaten it in a salad and a pizza but not in a cocktail, I think I need to try this super quickly! Yummmm! Great invention Soph! xx

  36. afracooking says:

    Hello darling, I have been away for a bit and have not even seen a computer for days. But now that I have one on my lap again I had to just drop by and check out what you have been making – wow some fabulous recipes!! You really have been busy!

  37. I can see why it’s your favourite of the moment!πŸ˜€

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