my girl Becky came up with this delicious bourbon smash. she had something like this in a cute bar in Bethlehem, PA. i love bourbon and i also love strawberries and basil together… so refreshing.
4 oz bourbon
1/2 c sliced strawberries
6-8 fresh basil leaves
2 tbsp simple syrup
2 lemon wedges
divide strawberries and basil between two glasses. with a wooden spoon (or with pestle and mortar if you’ve got one) smash strawberries and basil together.
add about 2 oz of bourbon and 1 tbsp simple syrup to each glass, top with seltzer. garnish with a lemon wedge. cheers!