It is hot! The best way to cool off is a cool tasty drink.
Now, if you do not drink this could use substitutes of sodas, shaved iced or ice cream.
This is a Strawberry Basil Cocktail. (all to taste obviously)
2-3 fresh basil leaves
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
1/2 oz. simple syrup
1-2 oz. of vodka
Take 2 strawberries, 2 fresh basil leaves and lime juice and muddle it together.
Use 2 strawberries, sugar and water to create a simple syrup. (let cool and measure out 1/2 oz)
Add 4 ice cubes to shaker and mix all ingredients... Shake
Serve in a glass with a basil leaf as garnish.
If you do not have these exact ingredients... here is another play on it. Click Here.