Easy, Breezy Poolside Cocktails

Combat heat waves with these ultra-refreshing summertime concoctions made for poolside babes.

By Jessica Velez

July 17, 2012 1:00 PM
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Courtesy of Hotel Erwin

Strawberry Basil Ricky

3 basil leaves
1 large strawberry
2 oz. gin
3/4 oz. fresh lime juice
3/4 oz. simple syrup
club soda

Muddle basil and strawberry thoroughly and add gin, lime juice, and simple syrup. Shake thoroughly over ice for six to 10 seconds. Strain over fresh ice in a tall glass and top with soda. Garnish with a strawberry.

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