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Strawberry bourbon cocktail in a highball glass garnished with strawberry slices and surrounded by white flowers.

Refreshing Strawberry Bourbon Cocktail

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  • Author: Pate Giltner
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 1 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x
  • Category: cocktails
  • Method: shaken
  • Cuisine: american


This refreshing strawberry bourbon cocktail is like a strawberry bourbon smash but with bubbly soda or tonic added to make it perfect for cooling down on warm days!


Units Scale
  1. 2 medium strawberries
  2. 2 medium basil leaves
  3. 1 ounce simple syrup
  4. 2 ounces bourbon
  5. 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  6. Tonic water


  1. Add the strawberries, basil, and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker and muddle. 
  2. Add ice, followed by the bourbon and lemon juice.
  3. Shake for 10 seconds, then strain over ice into a glass. 
  4. Top with tonic or soda water.



  • Make simple syrup by cooking 1 cup water with 1 cup sugar in a small pot on medium heat until all the sugar has melted.
  • If you don't have a muddler on hand, you can use a wooden spoon to muddle