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Cocktail of the Week: Strawberry Basil Martini with Infused Vodka

Sure, a glass of wine or a beer is a nice way to unwind – but every now and then you deserve a happy hour that’s a little more...hmmm. What’s the word? Refined! Kelly Sparks of Queen Bee Mixology is graciously sharing a new cocktail with us every week, just in time for Happy Hour. Queen Bee is raising the bar for cocktails made at home with recipes that are both easy – and delicious! Want more? Connect with Queen Bee Mixology on social media for extra recipes and behind-the-scenes content.

Who doesn't love a refreshing strawberry drink on a hot summer day? Queen Bee's easy sippin' Strawberry Basil Martini, made with strawberry and basil infused vodka, is sure to be a smash hit at your next summer cook out.


  • Strawberries
  • Fresh basil
  • Vodka
  • Vanilla syrup


  1. In a large mason jar, add basil leaves and strawberries (cut in half)
  2. Fill to top of the jar
  3. Pour in vodka and fill to top of jar
  4. Store in a cool dark place for 3-4 days or until the strawberries are pale in color
  5. Strain into another empty mason jar
  6. Add ice, 2 oz. infused vodka and 1 oz vanilla syrup to the shaker
  7. Strain, and garnish with basil
  8. Enjoy!