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Strawberry Basil Whiskey Bourbon Cocktail

Spruce up a whiskey cocktail for the upcoming spring season by adding a dose of fresh strawberries! This Strawberry Basil Whiskey Bourbon Cocktail with Cedar Ridge Whiskey will be your go to drink this spring/summer after one taste of this cocktail!

Some ice, some fruit, a little sugar and whiskey—BOOM. I added some strawberries and basil for a bit of freshness, but you could play around with any other fruit and fresh herb combination.

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Using a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon, mash fresh basil leaves, strawberries, and simple syrup in a mixing glass or a cocktail shaker four to five times, just to release juices and oils. Add bourbon and lemon juice. Transfer to an old-fashioned glass. Garnish with strawberry and basil (if you desire.)

STRAWBERRY BASIL WHISKEY BOURBON COCKTAIL

Serves 1
Prep Time
5 min
INGREDIENTS
  1. 2 to 3 strawberries, sliced, plus 1 extra for garnish
  2. 3 basil leaves, plus extra for garnish
  3. ½ ounce raw simple syrup (1 part raw sugar to 1 part water)
  4. 2 ounces bourbon
  5. ¾ ounce fresh lemon juice

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a shaker, muddle the strawberries, basil and simple syrup.
  2. Add the whiskey/bourbon, and lemon juice.
  3. Fill the shaker with ice, then shake and strain the liquid into an ice-filled rocks glass.
  4. Garnish it with a strawberry and some basil leaves (if you would like) and serve.