#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 juice4-5 cut strawberries4 basil leaves1 shot GinClub Soda1) 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.