Strawberry Basil Bourbon Lemonade
Calling all bourbon lovers! This drink doesn’t get any more summer-y with the lemonade twist!
8 oz bourbon
2 cups strawberries
2 tbsp sugar
½ cup fresh lemon juice
12 basil leaves
8 basil sprigs
Place strawberries into blender and add 2 tbsp of sugar. Add about 1/4 of a cup of water and pulse until pureed. In a medium saucepan over a medium-high heat, add the puree and 1 3/4 cup of water. Heat until mixture begins to boil. Allow to cool and then strain through a sieve.
In a large pitcher, combine the strawberry syrup, bourbon, 1 cup of water, lemon juice, basil leaves, and a splash of bitters. Stir and then pour into eight glasses with ice. Garnish each with a basil sprig.
Original Recipe from Esquire: https://www.esquire.com/food-drink/g1498/summer-cocktails/