Summer Drink Recipe

Strawberry & Basil Cocktail

Cheers to the first official day of summer! To celebrate the best day of June, I am sharing with you a sweet summer cocktail recipe and a summer playlist!

This cocktail recipe was inspired by a strawberry and basil drink I had over my graduation weekend that was such a delicious combination that I never would have thought of before! The two flavors are so refreshing and perfect for hot, summer days.


  • A handful of strawberries
  • A handful of basil leaves
  • Vodka or rum (your preference)
  • Agave nectar (optional, if you want it sweeter)
  • Soda water
  • Limes (optional)


  1. If you’re looking for a stronger flavor, muddle the strawberries and basil. If you want something more subtle, you can just wash and cut it.
  2. Add the strawberries and basil to ice and soda water.
  3. After mixing it together, you can add a bit of agave nectar or other natural sweetener to your drink. Be careful with agave nectar! A little does a lot!
  4. Add vodka or rum to taste.
  5. Looking for a little more flavor? Throw in some limes or put it in a container and shake it.

Strawberry & Basil Drink Recipe

I hope you enjoy this drink recipe as much as I did! It also is so delicious as a detox water too! So splurge at night, detox in the morning!

While you’re enjoying this delicious drink, throw on these summer playlists! Last time I shared a playlist, I got such kind feedback, so here goes round two, with two playlists:

Summer always screams country for me! For my country lovers, here is a mix of upbeat, sweet summertime songs:

Summer Country PlaylistAnd if you’re looking for a mix of popular and throwback songs perfect for car jamming, shower singing, beach laying, pool dipping and everything in between, here is the playlist for you:Summer Pop Playlist

Thanks so much for reading and HAPPY SUMMER!

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