9 Fresh Takes On Strawberry Basil Mocktail Creations

We’re putting the spotlight on a power couple: strawberries and basil. Forget the basic sips; here are nine fresh takes on strawberry basil mocktail recipes to remix, reimagine, and redefine what it means to quench your thirst in style.

The delicate flavor of basil combined with the sweetness of strawberries creates a wonderfully unique combination. This non-alcoholic recipe can also be prepared right in the glass that it is served in, saving not only time but also dishes! 

This drink’s red and green hues are so lovely together; it would be the ideal mocktail for Christmas (or for any other occasion, really).

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Strawberry Basil Mocktail

A Strawberry Basil Mocktail is the ideal non-alcoholic drink as they combine to create a delicious and refreshing mix, just what I need after spending several hours in the sun.
Simple, whole ingredients like strawberries, lime, fresh basil, and seltzer make it straightforward to prepare. Serve it from the pitcher or by the glass! The strawberries add a hint of sweetness, while the basil gives it a delightfully fresh and herbaceous taste.

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 cups fresh strawberries
  • 4-5 fresh basil leaves
  • 12 ounces seltzer 1 can
  • 1 lime half juiced, half sliced

Instructions
 

  • Thoroughly wash, hull, and coarsely chop the strawberries. Cut a lime in half.
  • Half of the lime should be juiced; the other half should be sliced for garnishes.
  • With a large mortar and pestle, muddle the strawberries, lime juice, and basil together. You can also use a potato masher or fork as an alternative. The mixture should be broken down enough to pass through a straw, but not so much that the texture is lost.
  • The berry combination should be split between two tall glasses. After adding crushed ice to the cups, top them off with seltzer.
  • Add extra fresh basil and a slice of lime as garnish (both optional).
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Sparkling Strawberry Basil Mocktail

Refreshing beverages, like this strawberry cooler with lime, basil, and mint notes, are perfect for hot summer days. This delightful, thirst-quenching Sparkling Strawberry Basil Mocktail by Cook At Home Mom can be prepared in five minutes, making it ideal for summertime beverages. The children will definitely love it as well!

Ingredients

  • ⅔ cup lemon juice
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries (sliced)
  • Ice cubes
  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh basil (chopped)
  • 3 cups seltzer (chilled)

Instructions

  1. In a blender, combine sugar, lemon juice, strawberries, and 1 cup ice cubes; cover and mix until well combined. 
  2. Pulse one or two more times to incorporate the basil.
  3. Spoon the combination of strawberries into 12 cocktail glasses. 
  4. Pour club soda on top after adding ice.

Strawberry Basil Lemonade

You only need a pitcher of this thirst-quenching Strawberry Basil Lemonade to get through the intensely hot summer days! Simply squeeze a large lemon and use a small food processor or blender to purée the liquid with fresh organic strawberries and aromatic basil. After that, add honey, maple syrup, sugar, or agave to taste and pour over a ton of ice. 

You may also pour this recipe mixture by Ciao Florentina into popsicle molds decorated with basil blossoms as a dessert.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 7 strawberries whole
  • 15 leaves basil – or to taste
  • 5 tablespoons honey or agave (+ more to taste)
  • 7 strawberries sliced
  • 3 cups ice + more
  • 5-6 cups water flat or sparkling
  • 5 basil blossoms for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Combine the lemon juice, five basil leaves, and seven whole strawberries in a small food processor or blender bowl. Process till everything is smooth.
  2. Pour the pureed strawberries into a pitcher and mix in the agave or honey. Stir in the sparkling or filtered water after adding it. Adjust the taste by adding extra honey.
  3. Once the strawberries are ready to be served over lots of ice, add the sliced strawberries and the remaining basil leaves. 
  4. Garnish with a few tiny basil leaves and the blossoms if you have any available.

Non-Alcoholic Strawberry Basil Mojito

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This Non-Alcoholic Strawberry Basil Mojito is a huge hit with all the guests, thanks to the intoxicatingly delicious sweetness of strawberries and the herbaceous kick of basil.

Using a pestle to muddle the ingredients together, this quick and simple drink by Tarla Dalal has a very intriguing mouthfeel. It’s very refreshing when you add a pinch of salt, some lemon juice, and a generous amount of chilled Sprite.

Since the Strawberry Basil Mojito tends to lose flavor and fizz over time, serve it right away after preparation.

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup strawberry crush
  • ¼ cup finely chopped basil
  • 4 lemon slices
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 ¼ cups of chilled Sprite
  • Ice cubes

Instructions

  1. With a pestle, combine the crushed strawberries, basil, lemon slices, and salt in a muddler.
  2. Pour the mixture into a large bowl, stir in the Sprite, and mix well.
  3. Place five ice cubes in a glass.
  4. Add a cup of the strawberry-basil mixture on top. Enjoy!

Strawberry and Basil Soda Mocktail

soda strawberry basil mocktail

This fruity and sweet drink is ideal for a kids’ or cocktail party when some guests might not be drinking. Kidspot made sure that their Strawberry and Basil Soda Mocktail is gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and egg-free!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups strawberries, hulled, quartered
  • ⅓ cup organic cane sugar
  • Half lemon, juiced
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Handful fresh basil, roughly torn
  • Sparkling water
  • Fresh strawberries for serving

Instructions

  1. Combine the diced strawberries, sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla in a large mixing basin. 
  2. Refrigerate for at least four hours, or better yet, overnight, after covering with plastic wrap.
  3. Fill a glass with a large scoop of the strawberries and syrup to serve. Muddle in a few shredded basil leaves after adding them. 
  4. Add ice and 8 ounces of sparkling water on top, and decorate with fresh strawberries. Mix and enjoy!

Strawberry Basil Pineapple Mocktail

pineapple strawberry basil mocktail

This delicious and visually appealing mocktail is refreshing and delightful, thanks to the seasonal fruits! The perfect proportion of fizzy, spicy ginger beer and fresh fruit is the secret to the flavor balance in every sip of this fruity beverage by Orchids + Sweet Tea

Serving this Strawberry Basil Pineapple Mocktail with summer food pairing is also simple and enjoyable. Create a large pitcher of this mocktail at an outdoor BBQ and give it to friends and family.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups strawberries, stems removed + sliced
  • 1 cup organic pineapple juice
  • 3-4 tablespoons agave syrup
  • Handful of basil leaves
  • Ginger beer, for topping
  • Crushed ice
  • Sliced strawberries (for garnish)
  • Fresh basil leaves (for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Place the fresh strawberries, basil leaves, and pineapple juice in a bowl. Mulch (or crush) the ingredients until the strawberries are completely broken down, and the basil leaves are somewhat crushed. Stir in the agave thoroughly. 
  2. Depending on the desired level of sweetness, add more sweetener.
  3. Pour crushed ice into the glass or glasses, then fill them to ¾ full with 3–4 tablespoons of mulled strawberries, ⅓ cup of mulled strawberry-pineapple combo, and ginger beer. 
  4. Add some sliced strawberries and basil leaves as garnish.

Healthy Strawberry Basil Spritzer

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This stunning and tasty Strawberry Basil Spritzer is simple, healthy, and has less sugar and more nutrients than your usual summertime beverage! This is like an adult version of strawberry limeade but with fizz and is packed with fresh strawberry puree, lime, and basil. 

This is the ideal refreshing drink! It is a terrific substitute for a cocktail or punch and is crafted in a few easy steps with a recipe from Haute & Healthy Living.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 3-4 tablespoons honey (or more to taste)
  • 4 cups unsweetened carbonated water
  • Ice cubes
  • ½ cup sliced fresh strawberries (for garnish)
  • 1 handful fresh basil leaves (for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Using a blender, puree one cup of strawberries, lime juice, and honey.
  2. Mix the strawberry combination and carbonated water thoroughly in a big pitcher to blend all the flavors fully.
  3. Add the remaining half cup of sliced strawberries and fresh basil leaves to enable the flavors to meld. Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.
  4. When serving, fill each glass with the desired amount of ice cubes.
  5. Stir the mixture thoroughly once more. If desired, alter the sweetness by tasting. 
  6. Serve chilled. You might like adding extra strawberries and basil to each glass when serving.

Italian Strawberry and Basil Shrub Mocktail

I guarantee you will be sipping this delightful, refreshing Italian Strawberry and Basil Shrub Mocktail all summer long because it’s ideal for warmer weather. 

In case you’re unfamiliar with them, shrubs are beverages created with flavored vinegar and other mixers. Herbs or fruit are aged in vinegar for an extended period of time to create traditional shrubs. This is Keeping It Simple’s quick and easy version for balsamic strawberries, and it tastes just as delicious.

Ingredients

For the balsamic strawberries:

  • 1 pint fresh strawberries cleaned and dried, preferably organic
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

For the mocktail:

  • 4 fresh basil leaves
  • Crushed ice
  • 8 ounces soda water or tonic water

Instructions

For the balsamic strawberries:

  1. After cleaning, slice off the tops and cut the strawberries into quarters.
  2. Place the chopped strawberries in a medium bowl.
  3. Now, fill the bowl with your sugar and balsamic vinegar.
  4. Gently stir together your sugar, balsamic, and strawberries.
  5. The mixture can be refrigerated for up to 4 hours or left on the counter for 15 minutes.

For the mocktail:

  1. Fill a medium-sized glass with two heaping tablespoons of your balsamic strawberries. The remaining strawberries can be used as a tasty dessert topping or for more beverages.
  2. Add a tablespoon of the balsamic syrup to your glass.
  3. Fill the glass with your freshly cut basil.
  4. Muddle or smash your strawberries and basil well.
  5. Add soda water and ice.
  6. Mix thoroughly and enjoy.

Black Pepper, Strawberry, Basil Mocktail

black pepper strawberry basil mocktail

Now, I know what you might be thinking—black pepper in a mocktail? Absolutely! Yes, you heard it right, we’re throwing black pepper into the mix, and trust me, it’s a game-changer.

It’s the unexpected twist from McCormick For Chefs that elevates this drink from ordinary to extraordinary. The black pepper adds a subtle heat, a hint of spice that dances on your taste buds, creating a symphony of intriguing and delightful sensations. And let’s not forget about the strawberries—they bring the sweetness, the juiciness, the pure essence of summer.

Ingredients

For the Black Pepper Basil Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup Sugar
  • ½ cup Lemon Juice, Fresh
  • ½ cup Water
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper, cracked
  • ¼ cup basil leaves

For the mocktail:

  • 8 strawberries, quartered
  • 12 basil leaves
  • Ice
  • 2 cups seltzer water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper, pure ground

Instructions

For the Black Pepper Basil Simple Syrup:

  1. Put all the ingredients in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves. 
  2. After cooling completely, strain through a mesh sieve.

For the mocktail:

  1. Place the strawberries, basil, and ½ cup simple syrup in a shaker. Crush the strawberries and basil with a muddler. 
  2. Add ice on top, then shake well.
  3. In a large bowl, mix sugar and black pepper. 
  4. Wet your glass’s rim, then coat it with the sugar/pepper combination. 
  5. Strain the muddled strawberry mixture ¾ of the way up the glass after filling it with ice. 
  6. Add a final garnish of strawberries or basil leaves and ¼ cup of seltzer water.

Unleashing The Flavors Of Non-Alcoholic Strawberry Basil Cocktail

It’s time to elevate your mocktail game and let the vibrant duo of strawberries and basil take center stage. The strawberries bring the sweetness, the basil adds a touch of herbal elegance, and together, they create a bold and beautiful harmony. It’s like a garden party in your glass, where each sip is a stroll through nature’s freshest flavors.

And here’s the best part—no alcohol required! We might have outlined so many Non-Alcoholic Strawberry Basil Cocktail recipes in this article, but all you should do is to just pick one that’s perfect for the upcoming occasion or for your current mood! 

If you’re feeling a bit health conscious, then go for the Healthy Strawberry Basil Spritzer; but if you want to try something new, I highly recommend the Black Pepper, Strawberry, Basil Mocktail.

Nevertheless, these recipes are the perfect alternatives for any situation!

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Strawberry Basil Mocktail FAQs

What’s the secret to a refreshing Strawberry Basil Mocktail?

The key to a refreshing Strawberry Basil Mocktail is fresh, ripe strawberries and aromatic basil. Muddle them gently to release their flavors, and don’t forget the ice for that crisp, cooling sensation. The magic happens when these vibrant ingredients come together, creating a drink that’s as refreshing as a summer breeze.

Can I customize the sweetness level of the Strawberry Basil Mocktail?

The beauty of making your mocktail is the ability to tailor it to your taste. Adjust the sweetness by adding more or less of your chosen sweetener, simple syrup, honey, or agave. Give it a taste as you find that perfect balance between sweet and refreshing.

Can I make a large batch of Strawberry Basil Mocktails for a party?

Absolutely! Scale up the quantities of strawberries, basil, and other ingredients, and whip up a pitcher or a punch bowl for your party. It’s a crowd-pleaser that allows you to spend more time mingling and less time playing bartender. Just ensure you maintain the ratios for a consistent flavor in every sip.

What are some creative garnish ideas for a Strawberry Basil Mocktail?

Try twisting small basil leaves through a strawberry for a dual garnish. Alternatively, rim the glass with sugar or salt for an added twist. For an Instagram-worthy presentation, you can even float a few strawberry slices and basil leaves on the surface.