Friday, October 2, 2015

Strawberry Gin Sour

This cocktail is so pink and so delicious, and the color is all natural. I was surprised at how vibrant the color was just from fresh strawberries -- the drink almost looks like Kool Aid!  And, it's the perfect combination of sweet from the berries, sour from the lemon juice, and slightly floral from the gin.  The amount fits pretty perfectly in a champagne coupe, and looks super classy, but of course you can use any glass you have around.

Strawberry Gin Sour (adapted from A House in the Hills, original recipe here)
Serves 1

Juice of 1 lemon
3-4 strawberries
1 ounce simple syrup
1-1/2 ounces gin

1. Muddle the lemon juice, berries, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker.
2. Add the gin and a few ice cubes, and shake well.
3. Strain into a coupe.  Taste and add more lemon juice or simple syrup (and keep track so you know how you like it for next time!)

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