Strawberry + Basil Gin Cocktail

For those of you who don’t know, today is World Gin Day! A gin and tonic is my go-to alcoholic drink so I love to try different brands, mixers and garnishes.

With the sun shining away I thought I would share with you a favourite summer fresh spin on your everyday gin and tonic to celebrate gin day!!


You will require…

2 handfuls of Fresh Strawberries

1 tbsp Lemon Juice

5-10 Basil Leaves

2 tbsp Agave Nectar

100ml Gin of choice

300ml Tonic Water

100ml Filtered Water


  1. Put the filtered water in a small saucepan and on the hob until it’s simmering.
  2. Add the strawberries until they begin to lose their colour to the liquid.
  3. Grind half the basil leaves into the gin.
  4. Take the strawberries off the heat and strain the mixture, then add the lemon juice.
  5. Put the liquid into the fridge to cool down (nobody wants a warm gin!)
  6. Fill your glasses to the brim with ice, add a few basil leaves, tonic water and the gin and strawberry mixture.
  7. Preferably sip in the sunshine with friends!!

Have a wonderful weekend guys!


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