Strawberry Basil Sparklers - a light and refreshing summer cocktail made with strawberry vodka, berry-flavored sparkling water and fresh fruit.

Strawberry Basil Sparklers

Strawberry Basil Sparklers - a light and refreshing summer cocktail made with strawberry vodka, berry-flavored sparkling water and fresh fruit.

It’s Week 2 of our Summer Sippers series and today I have something slightly sweet and very refreshing to help you kick off this 4th of July holiday weekend — Strawberry Basil Sparklers!

If you missed Week 1, I shared the best ever Moscow Mule recipe. (I mean it, it’s the best). You can find my recipe here.

I’ve recently become a fan of flavored sparkling water. I’m not a big soda drinker, but I do love something fizzy now and then, and flavored waters totally satisfy that craving. Which got me thinking about adding a splash or two of vodka and turning a glass of fizzy flavored water into a fizzy summery cocktail, so that’s just what I did!

Strawberry Basil Sparklers - a light and refreshing summer cocktail made with strawberry vodka, berry-flavored sparkling water and fresh fruit.

These Strawberry Basil Sparklers are a light and refreshing summer cocktail. And they’re so simple to make, I don’t even know if this qualifies as a recipe!

  • 1-2 oz strawberry vodka, depending on how strong you’d like your sparklers to be
  • berry flavored sparkling water
  • fresh strawberries, sliced
  • fresh basil leaves

In a glass, muddle a spoonful or two of sliced strawberries and two to three basil leaves. If you don’t have a muddler, mash them together with the back of a spoon. You can also chop or tear the basil leaves to release more flavor.

Fill glass with ice, add vodka, top off with sparkling water and enjoy!

Strawberry Basil Sparklers - a light and refreshing summer cocktail made with strawberry vodka, berry-flavored sparkling water and fresh fruit.

The vodka gives this drink a little kick, and the sparkling water is fizzy and refreshing, making these Strawberry Basil Sparklers the perfect drink for a laid-back summer afternoon!

 

Don’t forget to check out all of the Summer Sipper recipes being shared today. Can you believe we all included strawberries this week!? 😉

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9 thoughts on “Strawberry Basil Sparklers

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  2. Jeanie

    I have to try one of these! I would have never thought of combing basil and strawberries and it sounds amazing and so refreshing! Pinning!

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    1. Two Purple Couches Post author

      Me too! I am really liking the trend of using herbs in drinks – it makes the flavors so interesting! And it’s even better when you can just pick them from your garden 🙂

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  3. Erlene

    I have a ton of fresh strawberries to use and this would be a great drink to have when unwinding for the day. Will be including this is a roundup. Thanks for the recipe.

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