Tipsy Daisy
8servings in a 2-quart pitcher
8servings in a 2-quart pitcher
  1. At least 2 hours and up to 12 hours before serving, make the batch. Pour chilled vodka, chilled chamomile tea, chilled spicy strawberry syrup, and water into a 2-quart pitcher and stir to mix. Seal well, covering with plastic wrap if needed, and refrigerate.
  2. Up to 2 hours before serving, prepare lemon juice and stir into pitcher mix. Reseal and return to refrigerator if not serving immediately.
  3. To serve, stir mixture well. Add orange wheels and sliced strawberries to pitcher (or use to decorate each glass). Add chilled sparkling wine to pitcher, stir gently, and pour into ice-filled rocks glasses or wineglasses.
Recipe Notes


Makes about 1 cup

1 pound strawberries, hulled
2 to 5 thin slices serrano chile, including seeds and membranes
1 cup sugar
14 fresh basil leaves

Combine strawberries and serrano chile slices in a blender and blend until uniformly pureed, stopping to scrape down sides as needed, about 45 seconds. Measure out 1 cup puree and pour into a saucepan along with sugar and basil leaves. Discard remaining puree. Warm over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool for 20 minutes, then strain through a fine-mesh strainer into a resealable container. Refrigerate until chilled or for up to 2 days.