Quarantini | Strawberry Basil Cocktail

This is a light and refreshing cocktail that’s perfect as the days warm up and get longer. The more ripe the strawberries, the better, so a great way to use those strawberries that are a day or two past their prime. The lemongrass paste can be found in most grocery stores herb sections.


  • 3-4 ripe strawberries, sliced
  • 2 oz of lime juice
  • 3-4 basil leaves, torn
  • 2 tsp of lemongrass paste
  • 2 oz of Tito’s vodka or brand of choice
  • 1 tsp of agave or maple syrup
  • Lime seltzer water (I like the Key Lime La Croix but you can use any brand of lime seltzer)


  • Cut up strawberries and put in cocktail glass. Add torn basil leaves. Muddle until it becomes mushed and juicy.
  • Add the lime juice,  lemon grass paste, vodka and agave/maple syrup. Mix and taste.
  • You can make adjustments at that point and sweeten it up with more syrup or make it more citrusy with the lime juice.
  • Add ice and top off with the lime seltzer.
  • Garnish with whole strawberry, piece of basil and/or lime slice.

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