Serves 4


  • 1 1/2 cups of washed and halved ripe strawberries
  • 12 basil leaves
  • 4 tablespoons of simple syrup
  • Sparkling water as needed
  • 2 lemon wedges
  • 1/4 cup of sugar for the rim


Spread the sugar in a small coffee cup plate.

Rub the rim of 4 tall cocktail glasses with the slice of lemon, then dip in the sugar to coat the rim lightly.

Divide the strawberries and basil into 4 equal parts in each glass. Muddle the strawberries and basil well. Add 1 tablespoon of the simple syrup to each glass. Top with sparkling water, leaving room for some ice cubes. Stir, then add the ice cubes and decorate with a whole strawberry.