This non-alcoholic cocktail is a refreshing blend of fresh strawberries, ginger ale and lime juice drink. It gets added flavor and a bit of zing from basil and ginger slices.
In a blender or food processor combine strawberries, 1/2 cup of the ginger ale and the lime juice. Cover and blend or process until smooth. Strain if desired.
Transfer strawberry mixture to a large pitcher. Slowly pour in the remaining ginger ale; stir gently. Fill eight glasses with crushed ice; divide basil and ginger among glasses. Pour in strawberry mixture.
Variation: To make alcoholic: Add 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) vodka or light rum to each serving.