As summer leaves us, I thought it was only fitting to go out with one of the most summery cocktails I could possibly think of: the daiquiri. I made these last week when it was gloomy and rainy in New York City, so I figured that these Strawberry Basil Daiquiris would help cheer Kramer and me right up. I switched things up from a typical daiquiri by adding, of course, the basil, but I also used one of my favorite liqours, St. Germain, in addition to rum, for a mellow sweetness that paired perfectly with the fresh strawberries. There’s nothing quite like sipping on a frozen daiquiri in the dead of summer – it cools you off and makes you care a little less about the sweltering heat. Fall is just around the corner, so I hope that everyone gets a chance to enjoy these last couple weeks of sunshine! It’s a beautiful day in the city, and I certainly plan to make the most of it! On a side note, I want to wish a Happy Birthday to my friend Lindsey over at Little Seed, Big Apple!
- 10 large fresh strawberries, washed, tops removed, and quartered
- 6 large basil leaves
- 5 ounces white rum
- 1½ tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2-3 cups of ice
- 4 strawberries, for garnish