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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

  • bitters


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.



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