Strawberry season is here! This Strawberry Basil Cocktail is a great way to enjoy the flavours of summer on the patio.
The bright sweetness from the strawberries, along with the subtle herbal presence of basil create a delicious tequila cocktail perfect for summer sipping. Try it alongside some grilled strawberries.
Strawberry season is one of my favourite times of the year. You can never have too many ways to enjoy these luscious berries. Strawberry cheesecake popsicles are in my freezer right now. The grandkids will be enjoying some delicious summer treats.
RECIPE and INSTRUCTIONS for this homemade strawberry basil tequila cocktail can be found at the bottom of this post.
Strawberry and basil in recipes are so delicious, especially when you combine them into drinks. This strawberry basil spritzer is perfect for sitting in the backyard, or on the dock at the cottage.
Easy Tequila Cocktail Ingredients
I love playing bartender, it’s super fun at parties. For this fruity strawberry drink with a herbal twist you will need:
- fresh strawberries
- agave nectar
- lime juice
- fresh basil leaves
- carbonated water
Be sure to check out the suggestions and recipe tips below.
Making This Strawberry Basil Cocktail
This summer-inspired strawberry basil adult beverage will be the hit of your next bbq party. All you need is a blender and you will be mixing up drinks in no time.
Complete instructions are in the recipe card below.
- Blend the strawberries, lime juice, agave, and basil.
- Pour into a glass with tequila, water, and ice.
- Stir, garnish, and serve.
Fresh berries are best for this tequila cocktail recipe. You could also try it with fresh raspberries.
Agave nectar is the perfect sweetener, but feel free to use simple syrup.
Basil and strawberries are a winning combination. However, mint is also a great alternative.
Carbonated water can be replaced with club soda or still water if you prefer a less bubbly cocktail.
Tequila can be replaced with gin, vodka, or rum for variations on this adult beverage.
No alcohol added will make the perfect strawberry basil mocktail.
Which is your favourite tequila drink?
- Classic Margarita
- Frozen Margarita
- Tequila Sunrise
This strawberry basil tequila smash is at the top of our list. Vibrant, not too sweet. Refreshing and luscious. The essence of summer with a gentle boozy kick.
You may also enjoy these summer drinks:
Whatever your plans are for this summer season, have fun!
Please drink responsibly and never drink and drive!
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Tequila Strawberry Basil Cocktail
- 4 ounces strawberries
- 2 teaspoons agave nectar
- 2 teaspoons lime juice
- 1 basil leaf (fresh)
- 2 ounces Tequila
- 6 ounces carbonated water
- Handful of ice
- Wash the berries.
- In a blender combine the strawberries, lime juice, basil and agave nectar. Blend until smooth.
- Pour into a serving glass.
- Add the tequila, water and ice.
- Stir to combine, and garnish with a fresh strawberry.