Sliced, diced, muddled, or straight from the patch, everyone’s favorite fruit is ripe for the picking. Enjoy the strawberry bounty in liquid form with fruity cocktails that come together in under 5 minutes.
• Vodka Spritzer: Combine 4 sliced strawberries, 1 orange wedge, and 2 ounces of vodka in a highball glass. Top with ice and seltzer.
• Ginger Margarita: Puree 15 hulled strawberries, 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger, 2 ounces tequila, 2 tablespoons lime juice, and 1½ cups of ice in a blender. Serve with a lime wedge.
• Elderflower Cocktail: Muddle 4 strawberries, 1 teaspoon sugar, and 1 strip of lemon peel in a shaker. Add 2 ounces gin, 2 ounces elderflower liqueur, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, and ice and shake.
• Bourbon Julep: Muddle 4 hulled strawberries and 2 tablespoons mint leaves in a glass. Top with 2 ounces bourbon and crushed ice. Serve with a mint sprig.
To craft the most refreshing strawberry sipper, follow these tips for buying, storing, and prepping the summer fruit.