It was once believed that strawberries symbolized fertility thanks to their tiny seeds.
Try it in: Strawberry Shag
Makes: 1 drink
1 to 2 large sprigs fresh basil
1/4 cup Sugared Strawberries with juice
1 1/2 ounces vodka
1 ounce fresh lemon juice
3 to 4 ounces chilled soda water
Fresh strawberry for garnishing
Small basil leaf for garnishing
1. In a cocktail shaker, press the basil and strawberries together with a muddler to release the basil’s flavor.
2. Fill the shaker with ice. Measure in the vodka and lemon juice. Cap and shake vigorously.
3. Pour into a large glass, top with soda water, and stir. Garnish with a strawberry and basil leaf.
Photo: Sips & Apps: Classic and Contemporary Recipes for Cocktails and Appetizers / Angie Norwood Browne