This Strawberry Shrub with Basil and Peppercorn is sweet and
tart with a subtle heat perfect for mixing into any spring and summer cocktails
Add the sugar, water, strawberries, basil, and peppercorns together in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Use a muddler to crush the ingredients together until the basil looks bruised and is fragrant. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.
If you use pink peppercorns, the shrub will still have a pepper kick but will come out with a brighter, more citrus-flavored profile.