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Cocktails: Strawberry Basil Bourbon Lemonade

by NWY Staff

Strawberry Bourbon LemonadeThe sun is shining, the waters are (kind of) warm, and your taste buds are most likely craving an ice-cold, thirst-quenching beverage. When we were younger, lemonade was a tasty treat on a sizzling summer day. Then we added (probably too much) vodka in our twenties, but now we’re a little older and a little wiser, so why not get fancy with our summer staple with some strawberry, basil and bourbon? The Strawberry Basil Bourbon Lemonade is fresh, fruity, and delicious for the adults at the picnic. Recipe serves eight.


  • 8 oz. bourbon
  • 2 cups strawberries
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 12 basil leaves
  • 8 basil sprigs
  • bitters

Make the Drink

Directions: Add all the ingredients, except the bitters and garnish, into a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously, then strain into a Collins glass (ideally) over crushed ice. Top with the bitters and garnish. Enjoy!

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