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Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a strawberry gin rickey cocktail recipe. It is a tasty variation on a classic gin rickey.

Lemon Basil Strawberry Gin Rickey Cocktail

Course: Drink
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cocktail
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 361kcal
Author: Bella
I’ll never get tired of refreshing summer cocktail recipes. This strawberry gin rickey cocktail is a sweet and fruity cocktail with gin. You need to make a strawberry basil simple syrup and then combine it with the other ingredients. This is a tasty variation on a classic gin rickey to try this summer.
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Strawberry basil simple syrup

  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 2/3 Cup strawberries fresh and sliced
  • 4 basil leaves

 Strawberry Rickey

  • 1/2 Cup strawberry basil simple syrup
  • 1/2 Cup gin
  • 1/2 Cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 Cup club soda
  • 2 1/2 Cup ice


  • Prepare the strawberry basil simple syrup. In a small pot over medium heat combine the sugar, water, sliced strawberries and basil leaves.
  • Bring to a simmer and cook until the strawberries are mushy and the syrup has thickened, around 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let it cool down.
  • Prepare the cocktail: In a small pitcher combine the strawberry basil simple syrup, gin and lemon juice. Stir to combine. Add the ice and top with the soda.
  • Serve immediately garnished with mint sprigs, basil leaves, lemon slices or fresh strawberries


  • You can prepare the strawberry basil simple syrup in advance. It lasts refrigerated for up to a week so you can double or triple the recipe and have it ready to go.
  • You can also use sparkling water instead of soda! It’s incredibly delicious too.
  • Adjust the soda to your taste. If you prefer a stronger cocktail ½ cup will be great for you. However if you prefer something more refreshing or less strong go with 1 cup.


Calories: 361kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 32mg | Potassium: 142mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 54g | Vitamin A: 52IU | Vitamin C: 52mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.