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Summer Solstice Sipper

Summer Solstice Sipper

Summer Solstice Sipper


A refreshing fruit-laced summer cocktail, this drink gets beautiful color and distinctive flavor from the muddled strawberries and bits of sweet basil.


  • 2 parts Maker’s Mark® Bourbon
  • 1-1/2 parts ginger beer
  • 1-3/4 parts lemon juice
  • Large strawberry (or 3 small)
  • 4 basil leaves
  • 1 dash Fee Brothers Rhubarb Bitters
  • Strawberry slice for garnish


  1. Muddle strawberries and basil well.
  2. Add rhubarb bitters, lemon juice and Maker’s Mark® Bourbon.
  3. Add ice and shake.
  4. Strain over ice in a highball glass.
  5. Add ginger beer and stir lightly.
  6. Garnish with a slice of strawberry.

Tags: Cocktails, Muddled, Summer Solstice Sipper, Ginger Beer, Lemons, Strawberries, Basil, Rhubarb Bitters, Thirsty