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Strawberry basil smash is made from North Shore vodkbasil simple syrup with basil strawberries lemon. | Ryan Pagelow~Sun-Times Media

Strawberry basil smash is made from North Shore vodka, basil, simple syrup with basil, strawberries and lemon. | Ryan Pagelow~Sun-Times Media

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Updated: September 17, 2012 1:00PM

Basil Smash

1½ oz North Shore Vodka

1 oz Basil Simple Syrup

1/2 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

2 Strawberries

Club Soda

Muddle strawberries and basil syrup. Add remaining ingredients except soda, and shake with ice. Strain over fresh ice into a tall glass filled with ice and top with soda. Garnish with additional strawberry or sprig of basil.

Summer Caipiroska

1½ oz Sol Chamomile Citrus

1 oz Honey Syrup (3 parts honey to 1 part hot water)

2 Orange Slices

4 Lime Wedges

Muddle limes and oranges with honey syrup. Add Sol and shake with ice. Pour shaker contents into a rocks glass and garnish with additional orange slice if desired.

Basil smash

1 oz North Shore Vodka

3/4 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

3/4 oz Simple Syrup (1:1)

1/2 oz Water

6-8 local blueberries

2 leaves fresh local basil

Muddle blueberries and basil. Add vodka, lemon, simple, water. Stir, then pour into tall ice-filled glass.

Garnish with additional sprig of fresh basil.

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