10strawberries, hulled and halved2 tbspvanilla sugar90 mlclear apple juice30 mllime juice150 mlMartin Miller’s gin8basil leaves, tornTo taste:Champagne or sparkling wine, chilledTo serve:basil leaves and cucumber slices
Process strawberries, sugar and juices in a blender until smooth. Pour into a 1 litre-capacity jug over ice, add gin and basil, and stir. Top with Champagne or sparkling wine and serve over ice in tall glasses. Garnish with a basil leaf and a slice of cucumber and serve.