Having a cocktail on the patio while we make dinner is one of my favorite ways to unwind after a busy day. In summer, I love a cocktail or non-alcoholic beverage that reflects the summer season. It’s usually something with fruit, that’s not too strong and just a little bit sweet.
The very ripe strawberries sitting on my kitchen counter inspired this adult beverage. This cocktail is refreshing to sip for on a hot summer evening, or afternoon, for that matter. It would also be a delicious adult drink option for brunch. The muddled strawberry gives the drink a delightful pink hue. Of course, you could use whatever berry or fruit you have on hand.
Cheers to summer.
Strawberry Elderflower Gin Fizz
1 ripe strawberry, chopped
2 ounces gin
1 ounce elderflower liqueur
Topo Chico Mineral Water or any sparkling mineral water
In a cocktail shaker, muddle the chopped strawberry.
Pour in the gin and elderflower liqueur. Add ice and shake for about 20 seconds.
Strain into a highball glass filled with ice.
Top off with the Topo Chico Mineral Water.
Garnish with a slice of strawberry and serve.