When we were houseboating, one of the girls brought cherry vodka that she had made with pie cherries from her yard. It was delicious! I thought I'd try and do the same thing with strawberries. Even though it's not quite as sweet, it makes for a delicious cocktail.
1 carton of strawberries
Cut strawberries and place in a jar. Pour in vodka and cover. Swirl the jar and store in a cool dark place for about a week. Strain the vodka and discard strawberries. Voila!
Strawberry Basil Lemonade
1 oz. strawberry vodka
1 c. sparkling lemonade (I used San Pellegrino)
3 leaves of basil
Muddle basil with vodka and add lemonade. Sit on a porch on a nice hot day to enjoy :)