Strawberry-Basil Virgin Daiquiri

It's warming up out there! Cool down with this refreshingly sweet frozen mocktail.
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strawberry basil virgin daquiri

Recipe by Charles Grayauskie

Start to FinishMakes

25 minutes

4 daquiris

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

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.