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Refreshing Summer Drink – Strawberry & Basil Mocktail

Refreshing Summer Drink – Strawberry & Basil Mocktail

Summers are here and all we want to beat this scorching heat is some cool and refreshing summer drinks. And when you make something this fancy at home, it feels like being in a restaurant while sitting in the comfort of your home. This summer drink or lemonade is refreshing, cooling, fancy, and very tasty. Next time you have guests at home, serve them this homemade cold beverage or mocktail and grab all the appreciation coming your way.

Prep ahead the strawberry compote or sauce so that you can make this fancy drink in just 1 minute. Enjoy it on a hot summer day or serve it over dinner to have a cozy evening at home. Make it for your friends and family at your next house party.

Story Time

Jatin is passionate about making cold beverages or mocktails at home. He tried so many recipes using different fruits and veggies. During the summertime, he would always make some cold beverages while we have our dinner. It feels fancy and makes dinner on a hot summer day really enjoyable and romantic.

During the summer season when we get all these gorgeous berries, I feel like buying them all and eating as much as I can. I would try and make different recipes. Although we both are not a fan of strawberries, we still buy them and make something interesting from them. I already tried strawberry compote with granola, strawberry cheesecake, and now this – Strawberry Mocktail. Now, I keep a jar of strawberry compote in my refrigerator so that I can make this amazing drink any time.

Like I always say, homemade is always the best. Making it is extremely simple and easy and you are ensured of good quality ingredients too. So, make it at home instead of buying strawberry squash or other squash or juice from the stores.

What is a Mocktail?

Mocktail is a drink, a cold beverage that is made without using any alcohol. A cocktail on the other hand is a drink that requires alcohol in it. Mocktails are very popular in India since we have many people who do not prefer to consume alcohol there. That is why you can easily find different kinds of fancy mocktails there.

How to Store Homemade Strawberry Compote?

Store the homemade strawberry compote in a clean air-tight container. Refrigerate and use for up to 2 weeks.

Other uses of Strawberry Compote

  1. Granola with Strawberry Compote
  2. Strawberry Cheesecake with Strawberry Compote
  3. Cake with Strawberry Compote
  4. Pancakes with Strawberry Compote
  5. Breakfast Cereal with Strawberry Compote

Basically, you can use the compote in so many different recipes and make them extra decadent.

More Summer Drinks – just as good

  1. Tamarind Ginger Lemonade
  2. Beauty Glow Juice
  3. Chilli Mango Mojito (Aam Panna Mojito)
  4. 1-Minute Mango Smoothie

Grab all the ingredients because you are ready to make this quick and easy lemonade recipe at home. I am sure you and your family will enjoy it. And when you serve it to your guests, be ready to grab all the appreciation. Everybody will love it and won’t even guess that it took just 5 minutes to prepare.

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Happy Cooking 🙂

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Richa

Refreshing Summer Drink – Strawberry & Basil Mocktail

Refreshing. Cooling. Fancy.

The combination of strawberry with fresh basil is divine. It feels so refreshing and delightful that you would want to drink it every day in summer. Make a big batch of strawberry compote and be ready this summer. 

Beat The Heat!

10

Servings

5 min

Prep Time

20 min

Cook Time

25 min

Total Time


Ingredients

Strawberry Compote

Serving (per glass)

Alternatives

Steps

Strawberry Compote
  1. Remove the green leaves from the strawberries and finely chop them.
  2. To a saucepan, add finely chopped strawberries, salt, lemon juice, and sugar. Mix, cook, and keep mashing them from the back of the spatula. Keep stirring in between.
  3. Cook on high flame until you get a slightly thick but pourable consistency of compote or sauce. It takes around 20 minutes.
  4. Once done, remove it from the flame and let it cool down completely.
  5. Store in an air-tight container and refrigerate.
  6. If you do not like chunks in your drink, strain using a sieve. You will get a thick strawberry sauce. I like chunks so I will leave it that way.
Serving (per glass)
  1. In a glass, add 1 to 2 Tbsp of Strawberry Compote. 
  2. Crush some fresh basil leaves and add them to the glass. 
  3. Fill the glass with some ice cubes or crushed ice and pour over the soda or sparkling water. Serve right away.
  4. If you need more sweetness, add maple syrup.
Alternatives
  1. Substitute soda or sparkling water with any cold drink like Sprite or Dew. 
  2. 2. If you want to avoid soda, add water instead.

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