Strawberry Basil Bash

When I'm home in the summer in New Hampshire at the house I grew up in; I feel a sense of calm and pure bliss. The air is warm, the lush grass is green, and the swimming pond is cool as a cucumber. The only thing that I am clearly missing is a crisp and refreshing cocktail! Well, I found it! Try this crisp and refreshing Strawberry Basil Bash, and you can thank me later:) It is sweet, sparkling, and herbaceous to satisfy all your summer wants and needs:)
two strawberry cocktails with a shaker, can of sparkling water and limes
ingredients for cocktail: spindrift sparkling drink, limes, strawberries and mint with iced glasses and cocktail shaker
Strawberry Basil Bash

Ingredients are below

Strawberries: This fruit just screams summer! I love picking fresh ones from our local farms in NH. Sometimes, they are so sweet and delicious; you can omit the sugar.

Basil Leaves: I also pick fresh basil straight from the garden. The natural oils and flavors blend fantastically with the strawberries and give the cocktail and nice floral note.

Organic Cane Sugar: Again, the sugar is optional, depending on the sweetness of your berries.

Fresh Lime Juice:  The lime juice is essential to cut the sweetness from the berries and the sugar if you add it. DO NOT USE PRE-PACKAGED LIME JUICE. THIS WOULD BE A TRAVESTY TO THE COCKTAIL!

Spindrift Real Squeezed Lime: This beverage is lovely because it uses real and natural ingredients with a spiked hint of alcohol. The lime flavor is the perfect complement to the other ingredients. It also adds that bubbling sparkle.

a woman in athletic clothing holding a can of sparkling water
Strawberry Basil Bash

Because I combine every day with athletics and adventure, I decided to bring this cocktail to my kayak. I paddled around in our swimming pond while sipping and enjoying the sun and water.

a lady in a canoe on a lake
Strawberry Basil Bash

I sipped and paddled for hours and was quite content.

a lady on a lake in a a canoe
Strawberry Basil Bash

Try making this cocktail for any summer gathering or bash, or simply indulge and make it for yourself. It can travel with you anywhere and will bring you that extra pop and sparkling sweet joy.

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two strawberry cocktails with a shaker, can of sparkling water and limes

Strawberry Basil Bash

This sweet and sparkling cocktail is the perfect addition to any hot summer day! It has smashed strawberry, basil, a touch of sugar, and freshly squeezed lime juice. It's topped with Spindrift Spiked Real Squeezed Lime alcoholic sparkling water. It's heaven with every sip.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Cocktails
Cuisine American
Servings 1 people
Calories 35 kcal


  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Cocktail Strainer
  • Muddler
  • Citrus Juicer
  • Measuring Cup
  • Measuring Spoon
  • Cocktail Spoon


  • 5 Strawberries (plus more for garnish)
  • 4 Basil Leaves (plus more for garnish)
  • 1 tsp Organic cane sugar
  • 1 can Spindrift Real Squeezed Lime


  • STEP 1
  • Add strawberries, basil, sugar, and lime juice to a cocktail shaker and muddle. Fill with ice and shake. Pour into a Collins glass over fresh ice.
  • STEP 2
  • Top with Spindrift Real Squeezed Lime. Garnish with a strawberry and basil leaf.


Calories: 35kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 97mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 92IUVitamin C: 36mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Cocktails, Drinks, low calorie cocktail recipe, strawberry cocktail recipe, Summer Cocktail
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Adding a generous dose of enthusiasm, excitement, and creativity to the culinary world, Sarah began her career at the French Culinary Institute in NYC. Sarah has worked for the past decade as a Culinary Producer and Food Stylist.

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