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Club soda pouring into a strawberry basil gin smash in a highball glass, the best cocktail recipe for summer or the fourth of July

Strawberry Basil Gin Smash Recipe

  • Author: Cindy
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 drinks 1x


A delicious, lightly sweetened, bubbly cocktail. Perfect for celebrating warm weather or really anything at all! Affiliate links are underlined.



6 medium-size strawberries, quartered
4 basil leaves
5 oz gin
2 oz lime juice
1 oz simple syrup or stevia to taste


Wash, hull, and quarter the strawberries.
Add the berries and basil to a cocktail shaker and muddle together.
Add gin, lime juice, and simple syrup (or stevia). Stir.
Using a slotted spoon, scoop the fruit out and transfer it to the bottom of two high ball glasses.
Add ice, then pour the contents of the cocktail shaker over.
Top with club soda. Stir, serve and enjoy!
Garnish with a slice of lime, a strawberry, or fresh basil (optional)


If you don’t have a muddler or a cocktail shaker, use the back of a spoon and a bowl.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Stir
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Alcohol, Cocktail, Gin, Summer Drink

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