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Raise a glass to a flaming June and lazy summer days with a cool Strawberry and Basil Margarita

Welcome flaming June – the month when summer really gets into full swing. With a bit of luck and a fair wind, we’ll enjoy one of those Junes when we can relax with a barbecue and laze the time away in the garden or park. You’ll be needing a cool cocktail by your side to complete the picture of course… and we’ve the perfect summer tipple with a Strawberry and Basil Margarita from the mixologists at the award-winning Gentleman & Scholar bar in the Hyatt Regency. As always, enjoy responsibly.



  • 50ml Chase vodka
  • 15ml Fraise des Bois strawberry liqueur
  • 2/3 fresh strawberries
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 2/3 fresh basil leaves


In a Boston tin, muddle the strawberries, sugar and sugar syrup. Add the basil leaves and lightly muddle. Add the Fraise des Bois liqueur and vodka and half fill with ice. Shake and then double strain into a chilled Martini glass. Garnish with fresh basil and a strawberry ball.

Gentleman & Scholar, Hyatt Regency Birmingham, 2 Bridge Street, Birmingham, B1 2JZ. Tel: 0121 643 1234