Add the sugar, water and basil to a small saucepan on the stove over high heat. Bring to a boil, stir constantly until all of the sugar has been dissolved, 2-3 minutes.
Remove from the heat and strain out the basil with a mesh strainer. Allow to cool in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes.
Basil Berry Daiquiri
Once the simple syrup has cooled, add it to a blender with the strawberries, rum, lime juice and ice.
Blend until smooth and serve immediately.
Basic simple syrup, made without the basil, can be used for a more traditional strawberry daiquiri. Simple syrup can be purchased at the grocery store on the aisle with the cocktail mixers or made at home following the recipe provided, simply omitting the fresh basil.
Less ice will be needed if using frozen strawberries, than if using fresh strawberries. I like to start with 2 cups of ice cubes, then add more, if needed, until the daiquiri reaches the desired consistency.