Farmer’s Daughter Cocktail

Fresh Strawberry and Basil Cocktail recipe

Packed with fresh strawberries and basil, the Farmer’s Daughter Cocktail is a summertime favorite! Mix up a big batch or make them one at a time. Since I’m a farmer’s daughter myself, is it any wonder this cocktail is one of my favorites?

farmers daughter drink recipeThere’s nothing like a cool cocktail on a long summer night, right? Especially one that makes the best of summer produce. I love the combination of strawberries and basil – I’ll often toss them with some mixed greens and chicken for a quick lunch, and I add basil to my fruit salads in the summer. I usually make a double batch of the syrup and pop it in the fridge so I have plenty for cocktails and drizzling on waffles, ice cream or fruit too.

Wondering about gluten in vodka? Get the answers here.

 

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. Strawberry Basil Simple Syrup (recipe below)
  • 1 oz. Vodka
  • 1-2 tablespoons diced strawberries & fresh basil
  • Club soda to fill
  • strawberry slice and basil leaf for garnish

 

Strawberry Basil Syrup

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups water
  • 4-6 strawberries, sliced
  • 5-7 basil leaves
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar

Instructions:

In a small sauce pot add water and sugar and bring to boil. Add strawberries and basil, simmer for 10 minutes. Cool and strain.

Directions

Fill a pint glass or mason jar with ice, add syrup, vodka, fruit and club soda, and give it a quick stir or two. Garnish the glass, pop in a straw, sip and savor.

Notes

photo by Katie Roletto from our days at Love With Food

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