A bit of prep required but worth the effort for a refreshing summery tipple.
Anyone for tennis?
What you will need
A punnet of strawberries
A handful of fresh basil leaves
25ml simple syrup (Equal parts sugar and water dissolved in a pan and let to cool)
50 ml gin per serving
Soda water to top up
What to do:
(1) First make the strawberry mixture blending the strawberries, juice of a lemon and sugar together (push through a sieve if you don’t have a blender) Set aside.
(2) Put two basil leaves in a short glass, gently muddle to release the oils.
(3) Fill the glass with ice.
(4) Add the gin
(5) Pour the strawberry mixture over the ice.
(6) Give it a stir and top up with soda water.