#ThirstyThursday On a Friday “Gin Rickey”

#ThirstyThursday (on a Friday) Gin Rickey

During these hot summer months we enjoy cold refreshing drinks. During these hot summer months in south Louisiana, we love that cold and refreshing drink to have a little kick to it. Enter stage left; the ever so refreshing Gin Rickey!
The Gin Rickey by itself is a great, simple, and refreshing cocktail. For any of you that know me know that I can’t just leave it at its most basic level (I think I got that from my Dad), I just had to do something different. I decided that I was going to mix together a few things in this drink like a lot of people do with margaritas. So, without further adieu, and no more hesitation, I give you the strawberry-basil Gin Rickey.
1 half lime juice
4-5 cut strawberries
4 basil leaves
1 shot Gin
Club Soda
1) In cocktail shaker mix lime juice from 1 half lime, 2 basil leaves, a handful of strawberry pieces and muddle.
2) Fill with ice, add Gin, and shake.
3) Strain into rocks glass full of ice, top off with club soda, and garnish with strawberry.

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