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2.5 oz Rye
0.5 oz Sweet vermouth
0.5 oz Dry vermouth
0.5 oz Strawberry basil syrup (here)
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Club soda
1 strawberry

slice strawberry and muddle in glass with bitters. Combine rye, vermouth and syrup in shaker. Pour over crushed ice. Top off with seltzer (not much. roughly 1 oz). Garnish with basil, preferably less sad looking than mine.

NOTES: Pretty tasty. Maybe muddle orange slice with strawberry next time.

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2 oz Bluecoat gin
1 oz Homemade strawberry basil syrup (see here)
0.5 oz lime juice
1 diced strawberry

Muddle ingredients in the bottom of a mason jar, fill glass with crushed ice, and top off with club soda.

NOTES: not the most complex drink idea, but surprisingly refreshing, and I don’t generally like gin. Next time, try muddling basil leaves with strawberries for stronger flavor.

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2 oz Bourbon
1 oz Homemade strawberry basil syrup
1 egg white

Shake ingredients in shaker for 15 seconds, add ice and shake for an additional 15 seconds. pour into glass through sieve and serve up with a strawberry garnish.

Strawberry Basil Syrup
6 large strawberries
15 basil leaves
1 cup sugar
1 cup water

bring half of the water, sugar and basil to a boil, reduce to low heat and simmer. puree strawberries in blender with other half of the water. add to the remaining mixture. simmer on low heat for 30 minutes. strain twice to remove solids.

NOTES: definitely my favorite so far. not the most complex, but it was really damn tasty.

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