Hello darlings! Jacquelyn here from Lark & Linen holding down the for while my dear friend Corina is taking a wee summer break. While she’s gone, I thought it only made sense to share one of my all time favourite warm weather beverage: the strawberry basil bellini. It’s the perfect treat to enjoy on a particularly warm summers’ day. It makes for easy drinking with just the right amount of sweet, and pairs perfectly with a sunny patio. Enjoy!
2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled, plus more for garnish
2 cups sugar
2 cups water
10-12 fresh basil leaves
Champagne or prosecco
In a medium saucepan, combine strawberries, basil, sugar and water and cook on medium heat for 10-15 minutes. At this point strawberries should be soft and the juices should start to release.
Pour into heat-proof bowl and cool in fridge for 30 minutes.
Place in blender or food processor and blend until smooth, then pour through a fine strainer.
To assemble, add 1/4 strawberry mixture to your glass, top with champagne or prosecco and garnish with a ripe strawberry and sprig of basil!