Décor and Delicacies for the Perfect Date Night on the Dock

Strawberry-Basil Gimlet
Serves 2
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  1. 1⁄2 cup water
  2. 1⁄2 cup sugar
  3. 2 strawberries
  4. 3 to 4 basil leaves
  5. 3 ounces vodka
  6. 1⁄4 cup lime juice
  7. Garnish: basil leaves and strawberries
  1. In a small saucepan, combine water and sugar over medium-high heat; stir until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, and let cool completely.
  2. In a shaker or 2-cup liquid-measuring cup, combine strawberries, basil leaves, vodka, and lime juice. Using a muddler or the back of a spoon, gently press strawberries and basil to release flavor. Stir in sugar mixture. Strain, and serve over ice. Garnish with basil leaves and strawberries, if desired.
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