Bourbon Strawberry Basil Smash

Bourbon Basil Strawberry Smash

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Let summer live on a little past Labor Day with this bright and sunny cocktail.


  • 2 fresh strawberries (chopped)
  • 6 basil leaves
  • 2 teaspoons simple syrup
  • 3 oz bourbon
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 3 oz Topo Chico or other sparkling water


In a glass, muddle strawberries, basil, syrup and lemon juice until the flavors are extracted and mixed with one another. Add ice and bourbon. Finish with Topo Chico.

Repeat until happy.

By Jason Vincent

Jason is a former Game Warden turned outdoor journalist and Editor for Sporting Classics Magazine. On Jason's third trip to Africa he shot a cape buffalo before a helicopter flew in a bottle of champagne for he and his friends to celebrate. It's a moment he's never gotten over.


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