Strawberry Vodka Cocktail: Strasilberry FizzAugust 08, 2014
Ready to whip up a strawberry vodka cocktail for happy hour?
If you answered yes! then you’ve got to try our Strasilberry Fizz: a tasty, sugar-free basil & strawberry vodka cocktail — posted especially for everyone who who tried our tips for making berry infused vodka. (And again, kids, if you’re not over 21, go away. You’re not invited to belly up to this bar.)
Okay, now that all the kids are gone, let’s be clear, you can probably buy some strawberry vodka somewhere. But, no way is it going to be as great as the stuff the rest of us made at home with berries from our garden! And, for those of you who are accustomed to drinking simple-syrup or other sugar-infused cocktails, get ready for something lighter and more subtle but still rich in berry flavor. If you’ve already gotten off the sugar-crack, your taste buds are going to zing when hit with these flavors. If you’re still hooked on the white stuff, we wish you well breaking the habit.(Qualifying purchases made through affiliate &/or sponsored links on this page and others on this site pay a small percentage to Garden Mentors.)
Strasilberry Fizz Print
(makes two drinks)
- 4 shots strawberry vodka
- 4-6 fresh stevia leaves (or 1/16 t. powdered stevia – too much will ruin things, so go easy on the stevia!)
- 6-8 fresh basil leaves, plus a few pretty ones for garnish (optional)
- club soda
- fresh strawberries for garnish (optional)
Fill two Collins glasses about 1/3 full with ice. Set aside.
Roughly tear stevia and basil leaves. Place in cocktail shaker with several ice cubes. Smash together with muddler until leaves are tiny flecks.(If you want to infuse your drink with even more strawberry flavor or sweetness, smash a few fresh berries when you muddle the herbs.)
Pour in vodka. Cover shaker & shake vigorously.
Divide liquid between the two Collins glasses. Top with soda. Stir. Garnish with strawberry and basil.
The green herbs may dilute the deep pink of your strawberry infusion, but it’ll still taste great. Be sure to inhale the aroma before you sip to truly appreciate how beautifully your homegrown strawberries infused the vodka and how wonderfully it pairs with the basil.