Add vodka, lime juice, strawberries, and basil to a pitcher and stir to combine. Then, chill in the refrigerator at least 4 hours, or overnight. Stir contents every so often, and again once it finishes marinating.
Fill copper mugs or rocks glasses with crushed iced. Add 1/3 cup vodka mixture and top with ginger beer until full. Squeeze a couple extra lime slices in each glass, and garnish with extra strawberry slices and basil leaves. Serve immediately.
The recipe can be easily multiplied to serve a crowd. Trust us, one batch goes quick!
To make a sugar free version, sub natural seltzer water, club soda, or unsweetened ginger ale for the ginger beer.
Keyword Cookout, Drinks, Gluten Free, Holiday, July 4th, Make ahead, Party food, Summer