School's out and it's time for afternoon cocktails on the porch. We love strawberry and basil together - sweet, bright, fresh from the garden flavors that get a boost from a refreshing blast of lemon. This cocktail is porch-rocker perfection in a glass, right in the height of berry season. Feel free to improvise with other fresh berries!
(makes one drink)
2 fresh strawberries, hulled
2 basil leaves, chopped
2 ounces Acqua di Cedro (lemon-infused grappa)
3 ounces club soda
Muddle strawberries and basil in a glass with ice. Add grappa and club soda. Give a quick stir and enjoy.