Strawberry Basil Lemonade - a refreshing summer cocktail! Make it with or without rum  |

Thank goodness it is Friday! This has been a really long week for me because Hubby has been out of town for work. While I do have a house full of pets as company, it is not quite the same as having humans with me. Thanks to Sparkling ICE for sharing this week’s cocktail recipe which will be perfect to sip out on the patio when Hubby gets home tonight and tells me about his week.

While I prefer to include the rum in this recipe – yes, I know that shocks you all – you could easily still enjoy this drink without it if you prefer. If you opt to not use rum simply muddle the basil a bit with a splash of the Strawberry Lemonade first and then proceed with the rest of the recipe as shown below. The fresh strawberries and basil make this extra special whichever way you make it. Plus Sparkling ICE has zero calories which makes it a much less guilty drink.

Is this a drink you will try? Would it be with or without the rum?



Strawberry Basil Lemonade Cocktail

Meal type Beverage
By author Sparkling ICE


  • 1oz white rum
  • fresh basil leaves
  • 3oz Strawberry Lemonade Sparkling ICE
  • fresh strawberries


Muddle the basil leaves with the rum. Strain the rum into a glass with ice. Top with Strawberry Lemonade Sparkline ICE. Garnish with fresh strawberries and basil leaves.