A simple cocktail recipe for Sunny and Warm Spring Days. And ordinary Fridays.
As a group, my besties and I usually have a, let’s call it, seasonal signature drink. One of us will “discover” that a particular alcoholic beverage (wow) suits her pretty well, she’ll suggest it to the others… Than all of a sudden, we all drink it. Which is great, cause splitting a bottle with friends often means “oh good, I don’t have to sell my dog”. Never has that thought crossed my mind, I’m obviously joking, sorry Phoebe…
We had white wine (+ tequila, early 20s and poor decisions, am I right?) as a signature drink, then it was this thing called Pelinkovac, and it’s quite similar to Jegermaister (personally, it’s a little better). This thing makes you think you’re all good, you think you can drink a s*it ton of it and only then will you get drunk. Until you find yourself at one point talking s*it no one can ever decipher… Then it was Vinjak, which I love, but the drink and I decided it was best to just stay friends.
Then a year or two ago, Maria introduced gin&tonic to the group. We’ve all heard about it before, of course, but for some reason, none of us ever gave it a shot. Maria broke the ice, and so that became our go-to drink. We drink it when we go out, we always have one at our home parties and stuff. We usually drink it with 2-3 slices of lemon, 2 ice cubes, and then some lemon squeezed on top of it all, and it’s really refreshing.
But, since that’s the drink we’ve been drinking for so long now, I thought it’ll be fun to spice things up, experiment a little. And strawberry season is at its peak, so I took advantage of that. Head on below to see the what-s and how-to-s of the Springtime Strawberries Gin.
Springtime Strawberries Gin.
Time to Make // in a blink of an eye
Serves // 2
– 100 ml (3.4 oz) Gin;
– 6 Fresh Strawberries;
– 2 Teaspoons Sugar
– Carbonated Water
– Ice Cubes
[for each glass] Pour 1 teaspoon sugar in the glass, and add 2 chopped strawberries. Stir it gently with a straw. Fill the glass with ice cubes, and pour over 50 ml (1.7 oz). Fill the rest of the glass with carbonated water and stir again. Garnish with 1 strawberry and serve.
*Note* Given the fact that I tend to usually add more gin than I should, making the cocktail feels a bit too strong, I was careful this time not to exaggerate. Since I’ve just drank my strawberries gin, I’ve noticed that I could’ve easily add some more gin, so that it feels just about right (more than carbonated juice, and less than “are you trying to get me wasted with 1 glass?”), so you can add around 80-100 ml (around 3 oz). At the end of the day, it’s all about how you, yourself, prefer your drink.
Also, if you’re givin’ this a shot, make sure to eat the tipsy strawberries. Delicious!
Whats your Go-To Drink for Springtime? Head to comments and share your favorite cocktail, I’d love to learn what gets you tipsy!