Saturday, September 6, 2014

Strawberry gin smash

This sweet and fizzy Saturday Sipper, just the right thing on these dwindling summer days. What is it about strawberries that conjure up memories of being barefoot in the grass?

3 ounces gin
2 teaspoons sugar
juice from half a lime
6 fresh strawberries (4 sliced, two left whole) 
club soda
2 lime wedges for garnish

Makes two smashing cocktails!

In a bowl or glass, muddle 4 strawberries with 2 tsp. of sugar and 1/2 cup of club soda to dissolve the sugar. (alternatively, you can make and chill a simple syrup beforehand). Strain the strawberry solids and discard, but distribute the luscious pink strawberry liquid between two glasses filled with ice. Add the  juice of a 1/4 lime into each glass, and add the gin. Top with a splash of club soda and garnish each glass with a strawberry and wedge of lime.

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