Strawberry Basil Pepper Martini

I realize that I haven’t had a lot of food posts on the blog lately; Forgive me.

Strawberry Basil Pepper Martini

No matter what I have going on in my life, I always seem to manage Thirsty Thursdays.  :-)

I had some Absolut Peppar Vodka left over from my Bloody Mary a few weeks ago.

Fresh Basil for Strawberry Basil Pepper Martini

My mom gave me this beautiful basil plant this week…

Fresh Strawberries for Strawberry Basil Pepper Martini

And I have an affinity for fresh strawberries…so you know what I did!  :-)  The hint of pepper flavor in this Strawberry Basil Pepper Martini made it a little out of the ordinary (in a good way!) aside from a traditional strawberry basil martini.

Ingredients for Strawberry Basil Pepper Martini

Here are your ingredients:  Absolut Peppar Vodka, fresh basil, fresh strawberries and lemon juice.  You’ll also need a shaker and a muddler.

Muddle 2 large strawberries and 4 basil leaves in a shaker.  Add ice, 2 ounces of Absolut Peppar Vodka and a splash of lemon juice.  Shake vigorously and strain into a martini glass.

Now go get to muddlin’…it’s Thursday!  Cheers!  :-)

Strawberry Basil Pepper Martini
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  • 2 ounces Absolut Peppar Vodka
  • 4 basil leaves
  • 2 large strawberries
  • Splash of lemon juice
  1. Muddle strawberries and basil in a shaker. Add ice, vodka and lemon juice. Shake vigorously and strain into a martini glass.


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