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Side shot a Strawberry Gin Fizz in highball glass on top of a silver platter with some basil.

Strawberry Gin Fizz

This Strawberry Gin Fizz is fruity & herbaceous with a current of bright strawberry-orange flavor, a slight peppery undertow, and refreshing basil aroma.

Course Beverages
Keyword diy gin bar, gin, quick and easy, shrubs
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Author Megan Wells

Ingredients

  • 3 basil leaves
  • 1 strawberry
  • 1/2 inch thick orange slice if the orange is really large, cut it into quarters so it will fit in the cocktail shaker
  • 1 teaspoon Orange Sugar with Szechuan Peppers*
  • 2 ounces gin*
  • 1 ounce Strawberry Shrub with Basil and Peppercorn*
  • club soda to top or to taste I used Fever-Tree Club Soda

Instructions

  1. Place a handful or two of ice cubes in a tall high ball glass.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the basil, strawberry, orange slice, and sugar until the basil is very aromatic and slightly bruised looking, the sugar is mostly dissolved, and the strawberry and orange have been flattened and released their juices.
  3. Add the gin and shrub and top with ice.
  4. Shake well, until the shaker is very cold and is sweating.
  5. Strain into the prepared high ball glass, top with club soda, and garnish. You can garnish with an orange wedge or slice, basil leaves, strawberries, and edible flowers if desired.

Recipe Notes

*See the recipe for Orange Sugar with Szechuan Peppers here

*See the recipe for the Strawberry Shrub with Basil and Peppercorn here

Neat Version: Double strain into a chilled coupe or rocks glass and garnish

This Strawberry Gin Fizz will taste different depending on what gin you use. Each distillery adds different botanicals so each gin can make a vastly different cocktail. 

Gins I used with this drink & in the DIY Gin Bar: