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Strawberry Fields

My husband and I are into a whiskey kick these days and I love making drinks with seasonal items.  We went strawberry picking with the kids this spring when the strawberries are so perfect, they taste like candy!  So I came up with this refreshing fresh strawberry and basil concoction to celebrate springtime!

Bourbon or rye you ask?  Bourbon is made over half with corn and tends to be sweeter and have hints of vanilla.  Rye is made over half with rye and tends to be dryer and have a spice to it.  I prefer bourbon myself but these days, the popularity of rye whiskey has risen and is the hipster choice.

Strawberry Fields
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Servings
2
Servings
2
Strawberry Fields
Print Recipe
Servings
2
Servings
2
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Put strawberries and basil in a shaker tin. Crush them together with a muddler or a wooden spoon. Fill the shaker with ice and pour the rest of the ingredients in. Cap the shaker and shake hard like you're in a heavy metal mariachi band. Take two rocks (low-wide) glasses and pour them evenly into them or you can fill the glasses with fresh ice and strain the liquid into the glasses. You can rim the glass with sugar or keep it plain and either garnish them with a sprig of basil or a whole strawberry.
Recipe Notes

*You can make simple syrup at home by boiling down 1 cup of sugar to 2 cups of water until the mixture coats the back of a spoon.  Let it cool and pour it into a reusable glass bottle/jar.

Bourbon or rye you ask?  Bourbon is made over half with corn and tends to be sweeter and have hints of vanilla.  Rye is made over half with rye and tends to be dryer and have a spice to it.  I prefer bourbon myself but these days, the popularity of rye whiskey has risen and is the hipster choice.

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