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My favourite cocktail of the moment!

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!




Hello! My name is Sophie & I love to cook & bake mostly healthily but with a twist! There is a bit of gardening & travelling in here too! Enjoy! :)

77 thoughts on “My favourite cocktail of the moment!

  1. holy cr@p, Sophie–this looks amazing! I was excited even just by your post title, but to see the final drink (great photo πŸ™‚ ) 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.

  2. 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 once πŸ˜‰ Maybe 2, 3, 4 times.

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

  4. 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™‚

  5. 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!

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

  7. 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 summer πŸ™‚

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

  9. 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!!

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

  11. 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™‚

  12. 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.

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

  14. 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

  15. 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!

    1. Hello sweety! Missed you!

      Now, I am not on my computer & enjoying some biking & sitting in the sun! πŸ™‚

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