A lovely, elegant cocktail. Delicious in it's complexity yet so easy to make.
3 Strawberries, Plus One For Garnish
3 Basil Leaves, Plus One Or Two For Garnish
1/2 Ounce Simple Syrup
1 Ounce Gin, Preferably Tanqueray No. Ten
1 Ounce Vodka
1/2 Ounce Fresh Lime Juice
To make simple syrup combine equal parts granulated sugar and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring, until sugar has dissolved. Allow to cool.
In a cocktail shaker, muddle the strawberries with the basil leaves and simple syrup.
Add ice and the remaining ingredients and shake well.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with strawberry and basil leaves.