• Syrup - 40 minutes | Cocktail - 2 minutes
  • Makes 1 cocktail (+1 cup of simple syrup)

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Delicious strawberries coupled with fresh basil and warm jalapeño create a sweet yet tart, floral yet spicy drink that are just what you need to make it through the summer.

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Strawberry Basil Jalapeño Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup strawberries, muddled
  • 1 cup basil leaves, muddled
  • 1 fresh jalapeño, sliced


  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 1 1/2 oz strawberry basil jalapeño simple syrup
  • 2 oz vodka, tequila, or gin
  • 1 basil leaf


Strawberry Basil Jalapeño Simple Syrup

  1. In a small saucepan over high heat, combine 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water. Stir and bring to a boil. Once boiling and sugar is dissolved, add the muddled strawberries, muddled basil leaves, and sliced jalapeño to the saucepan. Let boil for 1 minute and then remove from heat.
  2. Steep for 30 minutes, then use a slotted spoon to remove most of the strawberries, basil leaves, and jalapeño slices from the syrup.
  3. Strain the cooled syrup through a fine mesh strainer into a sealable glass jar or Tupperware container for keeping.


  1. Fill both a glass and cocktail shaker with ice. In the cocktail shaker, add ½ oz lime juice, 1½ oz strawberry basil jalapeño simple syrup (made previously), and 2 oz of your choice of vodka, tequila, or gin. Shake vigorously to combine.
  2. Pour in the glass over ice and garnish with a basil leaf. Cheers!

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