Get some flavorful fizz in your life! This strawberry Basil Champagne Cocktail captures the best flavors of the early summer in one delicious glass!
- ½ cups Chopped Fresh Strawberries
- 1 Tablespoon Confectioners Sugar
- 7 Large Basil Leaves
- 1-½ ounce, fluid New Amsterdam Gin
- White Grape Champagne (I Used Mumm Napa Blanc De Blancs)
Chop strawberries into small pieces and place in a small container or bowl. Add sugar and mix well. Let sit on the countertop for about 10–15 minutes to allow the sugar to draw the juices out of the strawberries.
Place basil leaves in a cocktail shaker and pour the strawberry sugar mixture over them. Using a wooden muddler, gently begin muddling the mixture, pressing firmly so the basil leaves release their oils while also creating a strawberry purée.
When the purée is sufficiently muddled, fill shaker 2/3 full with ice. Add gin and shake vigorously until mixed.
Strain the mixture into a martini glass. (The purée will be thick, so it will take longer to get the liquid out, but your patience will pay off.) Pour champagne in to fill the glass.