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Strawberry-Basil Martini

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´╗┐Happy Thirsty Thursday friends! Tomorrow will begin Memorial Day weekend, and fun drinks are always a good part of a holiday weekend. I have a good list of beloved martini flavors, but I thought I'd try something a little different to welcome summer. Strawberry and basil seem to go well together in different recipes, and I've seen it on menus at various martini bars, so I figured I may as well give it a try!

It was very tasty, indeed! I only wish that SG or T had been here to share them with me.... martinis are always better with friends!! Make a batch for your celebration this weekend!

Strawberry Basil Martini
Source: Dine with Darling

Ingredients

Preparation
  1. Wash and cut the stems off the large, fresh strawberries.  Place then in a martini shaker.
  2. Rinse the basil, reserving a few leaves for garnish, and place remaining leaves in martini shaker with the strawberries.
  3. Muddle basil and strawberries until you create a pulp.
  4. Fill the martini shaker with ice and add the vodka. Secure the shaker lid and shake vigorously.
  5. Divide between martini glasses and garnish with a strawberry slice and basil leaf.

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