An easy, healthy strawberry basil mocktail. Make for 1 or a crowd. Combines strawberries, fresh basil, a hint of lime and sparkling water.
This strawberry basil mocktail is super easy to make and tastes amazing. There really is something about the sweetness of strawberries and the subtle flavour of basil together that is truly special. Throw in a little kick of lime and some bubbles, and you have the perfect non alcoholic drink.
I absolutely love the red and green colours in this drink, it would make a perfect Christmas mocktail.
It can be made for a crowd by increasing the quantities, or for one. I love this non alcoholic recipe, because it is made within the glass that its served in, cutting out not just time, but dishes too. It’s one of those super easy mocktails to make at home.
If you’re a strawberry , don’t forget to check out my other strawberry mocktails.
Find the ripest strawberries you can get. I suggest 3 strawberries per drink in the recipe below and mine were medium sized (see image above). 2 is fine if your strawberries are large, 4 if they are small.
A word on sweetener: I used Stevia for this recipe but you can replace with your sweetener of choice. Coconut sugar, monk fruit sweetener, organic cane sugar and honey would all work well. If you’re looking for a natural sweetener, check out my easy date syrup recipe.
A word on muddling: Don’t worry if you don’t have a proper muddler, the aim of the game is to ‘smoosh’ all ingredients together to release the flavours. You can do this with the handle end of a wooden spoon, or anything else that will adequately ‘smoosh’.
Strawberry Basil Mocktails for a Crowd
To make this mocktail for a crowd, just increase the quantities below. This looks beautiful made in a jug with some extra strawberries thrown in.
You can do all your mudding in the jug and then pop it in the fridge, so it makes life easier for you later. Right before your guests arrive, add the sparkling water and give it a stir. It also looks fabulous made with lemon ice blocks.
If you don’t like the strawberry ‘bits’ you could always strain the mixture after muddling. Personally I love eating the fruit chunks out of the bottom of the glass with a spoon or my straw!
If you like this you’ll also love my watermelon strawberry mocktail with lime.
Enjoy your strawberry basil mocktail, and don’t forget to rate this recipe if you make it.
Strawberry Basil Mocktail
- 3 medium strawberries
- 4-6 basil leaves
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 teaspoon sweetener of choice
- 1 cup sparkling water
- Muddle strawberries, basil, lime, and sweetener in glass for about 1 minute. See above for suggestions on what to use if you don’t have a muddler.
- Top with sparkling water and stir gently.
- Add ice and garnish.
NUTRITIONAL VALUES ARE ESTIMATES ONLY AND DO NOT INCLUDE CARBS FROM SUGAR ALCOHOLS.