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40 degree vertical shot of an Orange-Basil Strawberry Mocktail in a rocks glass garnished with a sprig of basil and crushed pink peppercorns.

Orange-Basil Strawberry Mocktail

This Orange-Basil Strawberry Mocktail contains the sweet tartness of fresh strawberries, fresh-squeezed orange juice, a warm peppery kick, and a refreshing basil aroma. You’ll fit right into any party sipping on this!

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

Ingredients

  • 3 basil leaves
  • 1 strawberry
  • 1 teaspoon Orange Sugar with Szechuan Peppers*
  • 1 ounce orange juice
  • 1 ounce Strawberry Shrub with Basil and Peppercorns*
  • Soda water to top or to taste I used Fever-Tree Club Soda

Instructions

  1. Place some ice in a rocks glass or similar sized glass.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the basil leaves, strawberry, and sugar together until the basil is very aromatic and slightly bruised looking and the sugar is mostly dissolved.
  3. Add the orange juice and shrub and top with ice.
  4. Shake well, until the shaker is very cold and is sweating.
  5. Strain into the prepared 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 this Strawberry Shrub with Basil and Peppercorns here