DIY COCKTAILS: Seven’s Strawberry Basil Smash

As often as possible, we will be meeting a Brixton bartender to learn some new cocktail recipes. This month we hit Seven at Brixton to meet Jonny and his quintessentially summer concoction.


50ml Stolichnaya Red vodka
½ lime squeezed
6 fresh strawberries
Pinch of basil leaves


Muddle (bash a bit) five strawberries in a glass or cocktail shaker, add a pinch of basil leaves (saving one leaf & one strawberry for your garnish)
Add 50ml vodka and lime juice
Stir or shake over ice
Strain into a lowball glass or tumbler glass over fresh ice.
Garnish with fresh strawberry & basil leaf

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Not an official adaptation but we added a splash of champagne (you could use cava or prosecco) to send the Smash ‘royale’. A little dash of luxury. | @sevenatbrixton