Pack Your Martini with Basil and Strawberries

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Strawberry-Basil Martini

Basil and strawberries make for a great pair in this martini.

Strawberry-Basil Martini

1 good-sized strawberry, cut in pieces
4 fresh basil leaves
1 teaspoon simple syrup or agave nectar, or to taste
Vodka, to taste
Strawberries and/or basil leaves, for garnish

Muddle the strawberry, basil leaves and simple syrup in the bottom of a cocktail shaker to mash the strawberry and break up the basil leaves. Add ice and vodka, to taste. Shake until icy. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a strawberry and/or a basil leaf.

Makes 1 martini.

Source: John Griffin

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