This mocktail is the kind of drink you want to enjoy on your front porch with a loved one and daydream about your plans for the summer.

– Strawberries – Lemon – Basil – Tonic water – Strawberry infused syrup – Granulated sugar See recipe card for quantities.

Ingredient list

Add some strawberry syrup to a small, shallow plate. Add granulated sugar to another small, shallow plate. Dip rim of your glass into syrup then dip into plate of granulated sugar.

Step-by-step instructions

In a tall mixing glass, add in sliced strawberries, juice from one lemon, a few basil leaves, and 2 oz of strawberry syrup. Muddle everything together.

Step-by-step instructions

Pour contents into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake.

Step-by-step instructions

Pour over glass with ice. Top off each glass with tonic water. Add basil and sliced strawberries for garnish. Enjoy!

Step-by-step instructions

In California, peak season for strawberries are between the months of January and May.

When are strawberries in season?

If you don't have a muddler, you can always use a wooden spoon or mortar and pestle to muddle your ingredients.

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