Cocktails: Strawberry Basil Smash

My FAVORITE blogger/cookbook author, Tieghan Gerard of Half Baked Harvest came out with a Blueberry Lemon Thyme Smash cocktail the other week and it looked so amazing. (if you don’t have her latest cookbook… buy it!) 

I didn’t have all the ingredients so I got creative using her method and the result was pretty fantastic. Strawberry Basil Smash for the win! 

I use tequila here… well, because I always use tequila. But vodka, bourbon or rum would work well too!


Strawberry Basil Smash

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1/2 Cup finely diced fresh strawberries
  • 4 Teaspoons of thinly sliced basil
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 4 Heaping tablespoons of strawberry jam (the best is Bonne Maman)
  • 1 Cup of tequila (or vodka, rum, bourbon… even gin!) 
  • Plain seltzer of club soda


  1. Add diced strawberries, basil, jam and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker or a large mason jar. Mash all the ingredients together with a muddler or the back of a spoon. 
  2. Add in tequila and shake well! Drink immediately or place in fridge. 
  3. When ready, you can either strain into 4 glasses of ice, or pour directly in with fruit and basil too. Top with seltzer.

I have done this both ways, and besides sometimes getting a mouthful of fruit, we prefer the berries in the drink!


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