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Fleur of the Valley

Drink: Fleur of the Valley

Life is what you make it–and so is Fleur of the Valley, the perfect spring cocktail. Made with American Fifth vodka, this drink blends pureed strawberries with basil and a splash of lemon juice. It may sound sweet now, but it's what you make it! For a dryer version, top it with a splash (or a few splashes) of Prosecco. Need to sweeten things up? Add some simple syrup. Either way, Fleur of the Valley is versatile, customizable and refreshing.


  • 1 1/2 oz. American Fifth vodka
  • 1 1/2 oz. strawberry puree
  • 3/4 oz. lemon juice
  • A splash of Prosecco (optional)
  • A basil leaf, to garnish


  1. Add all ingredients to shaker and shake.
  2. Pour in a rocks glass filled with ice. For a sweeter version, skip the lemon juice and Prosecco and add 3/4 oz. simple syrup and a splash of soda.
  3. Garnish with a basil leaf and enjoy.