With this heat wave in NYC, it definitely feels like it's finally summer. Kid's in camp, air conditioners are installed, and we finally got around to planning a beach vacation.
My favorite way to beat the heat this weekend? A super easy and delicious strawberry rum smash cocktail. You probably have the ingredients — strawberries, rum, sugar, lime juice, basil — and its slushy, fruity goodness is exactly the kind of treat that's perfect on a hot summer night.
STRAWBERRY BASIL SMASH
2 oz rum
2 strawberries halved
1/2 oz simple syrup
1/4 oz lime juice
1 basil sprig for garnish
Muddle strawberries & simple syrup in shaker. Add lime juice, rum, and ice. Shake and strain into glass and fill with plenty of crushed ice. Garnish with basil sprig.