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Strawberry Basil Gin Sour

Amy Traynor
This silky gin cocktail is made with a summery strawberry and basil syrup, lemon juice, and aquafaba.
4.34 from 9 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Inactive Time 12 hrs
Total Time 12 hrs 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cocktail


  • 2 oz gin
  • 1 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 oz strawberry basil syrup
  • ½ oz aquafaba or an egg white

For the Strawberry Basil Syrup:

  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup strawberries, hulled and chopped
  • 10-12 basil leaves


For the Strawberry Basil Syrup:

  • Combine the sugar and the water in a large mason jar and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Add the strawberries and the basil leaves to the jar and screw on the lid. Give the jar a gentle shake and place in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours or up to 2 days.
  • Strain the syrup through a fine mesh strainer. Store the syrup in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Tip: Add an ounce of vodka or grain alcohol to help the syrup keep a bit longer.

For the cocktail:

  • Combine the gin, lemon juice, syrup, and aquafaba (or egg white) in a cocktail shaker.
  • Shake the cocktail without ice for 15-30 seconds to build the foam.
  • Fill the shaker 3/4 with ice and shake until chilled, about 12 seconds.
  • Strain the cocktail into a coupe glass and garnish with half a strawberry and a basil leaf.
Keyword aquafaba, drink, gin, spring drinks
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