Sunday, June 30, 2013
Last year at this time I was on fire mixing up a whole slew of strawberry-inspired libations. Here’s the round-up:
- Strawberry margarita
- Strawberry bourbon lemonade
- Strawberry caipirinha
- Strawberry mojito
- Strawberry basil martini
Today’s girlie pink libation is a variant of last year’s tequila-based martini (“The Rachel”). But I made it for my vodka-loving husband a few days ago and it really was quite a different drink. thus deserving of its own post.
- 5-6 strawberries, puréed (1.5 oz)
- 2 oz vodka
- 1.5 oz triple sec
- Juice from 1/2 lemon
- 1/2-1 oz simple syrup
- 1/2-1 oz St. Germain
Shake everything together with ice and strain into a martini glass; use the lower amounts of simple syrup and St. Germain and adjust upward as desired for a sweeter drink. You’re good to go now as is; it’s delicious. But for complexity and flavor, garnish with a sprig of fresh herbs like mint, rosemary, thyme, or basil. I happened to have basil on hand through next time I would definitely use thyme or rosemary, just to keep things interesting. Whichever you use, as you sip on your drink, a subtle, herbaceous flavor will infuse the cocktail, and no special syrup is required.
Whatever your poison—vodka, tequila, bourbon, rum, or caçhaca—I’ve got you covered here at The Nutrition Doctor is At the Bar.
I mean, in the Kitchen.
If you’re a teetotaler (but then why are you reading this post?), you might enjoy my couldn’t-be-easier easy wild berry sun tea that I drink all summer long, any time of day.