Strawberry Gin Fizz

14

PREP TIME

10 min

TOTAL TIME

10 min

Serves

8

* PLUS 3 days standing time
Strawberry Gin Fizz

Photo, Ashley Capp.

Here's a delicious idea: Fill a Mason jar with June's best bounty (luscious local strawberries), mix in a couple spoonfuls of sugar and some gin, and then (the hardest part) wait a few days. Add a splash to sparkling wine or tonic, and you'll have the perfect elixir for warm nights on the back deck.


Ingredients

  • 227 g (about 1 1/2 cups) strawberries , washed and trimmed
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups gin
  • 1 1/2 cups sparkling wine
  • strawberries , halved, for garnish (optional)
  • mint leaves , for garnish (optional)

Instructions

1. Coarsely mash strawberries with a fork, then transfer to a 1 L Mason jar. Add sugar and gin. Seal and give a gentle shake to mix.

2. Leave jar at room temperature for 3 days, shaking jar twice a day to dissolve sugar.

3. Strain the mixture and pour into a clean, dry serving bottle. Seal well.

4. Add a splash to chilled sparkling wine with a halved strawberry. Garnish with mint leaves.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 196,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4 g,
  • Sodium
  • 5 mg.
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