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Two strawberry-basil limoncello martinis on a pink napkin with strawberries and basil flowers around it.

Strawberry-Basil Limoncello Martini

  • Author: Amanda McGrory-Dixon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink


Your perfect summer martini is here, and it couldn’t be more delicious! Sweet strawberries, fragrant basil and bright limoncello come together to make this season’s best martini. Grab a cozy seat on the patio because you’ll want to sip on this strawberry-basil limoncello martini all summer long.


For Strawberry-Basil Simple Syrup
2 cups strawberries, halved and tops removed
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves

For Strawberry-Basil Limoncello Martini
1 ounce strawberry-basil simple syrup
1 ounce limoncello
1 ounce vodka
1/2 lemon, juiced
Fresh strawberry, for garnish, optional
Fresh basil bunch, for garnish, optional
Lemon twist, for garnish, optional


For Strawberry-Basil Simple Syrup

  1. For the simple syrup, simmer the strawberries, sugar, water and basil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir frequently to dissolve the sugar and mash the strawberries as the syrup cooks to help incorporate the strawberry flavor. As soon as the sugar dissolves, remove from heat.
  2. Steep for at least 10 minutes or until the flavor infuses. Strain, pushing down on the strawberries, and store in the refrigerator in an airtight container until chilled. This can be done several weeks in advance.

For Strawberry-Basil Limoncello Martini

  1. Add the strawberry-basil simple syrup, limoncello, vodka and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice. Put on the top and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. 
  2. Strain into a chilled martini glass. If desired, garnish with a strawberry, basil and lemon twist. Enjoy!



  • For full tips, please see blog post.
  • Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
  • Category: Beverages
  • Method: Stove-Top
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 drink
  • Calories: 230
  • Sugar: 20
  • Sodium: 1
  • Fat: 0
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 36
  • Fiber: 0
  • Protein: 0
  • Cholesterol: 0

Keywords: strawberry basil limoncello martini