DIY COCKTAILS: Seven’s Strawberry Basil Smash

Written by on July 17, 2017 in Drinks, Food - Comments Off on 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

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Nick Buglione is the worst kind of foodie in that his gastro ambitions are frustratingly rarely matched by his culinary skills. Eating out he is as happy with a dirty burger, comforting cafe fry up or a Michelin-starred menu. Nick will be bringing even more recipes, reviews, news and cheffy interviews from the pop-ups, restaurants, street stalls and cafes of Brixton as well as bar and pub reviews and the occasional cocktail. He'd love people to get involved, can be contacted at and please send all and any general foodie news to

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