Recipe by Charles Grayauskie
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1/2 cup sugar, plus 2 tbsp. for the glasses
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil, plus leaves for garnish
1 lb. frozen strawberries
2 cups ice
1/4 cup fresh lime juice, plus 2 tbsp. for the glasses (from about 3 limes)
Fresh strawberries, for garnish
1. In a small saucepan, bring 1/2 cup sugar, the chopped basil, and 1/2 cup water to a simmer over medium heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Steep for 10 minutes; strain.
2. In a blender, puree the basil syrup, frozen berries, ice, and 1/4 cup lime juice. Add water if needed to thin the mixture.
3. Pour the remaining 2 tbsp. lime juice onto another plate. Spread the remaining 2 tbsp. sugar on a plate. Dip the rims of 4 glasses in the lime juice, then in the sugar. Divide the daiquiri among the glasses. Garnish with basil leaves and fresh berries.