4 Summer Drinks Recipes to Try

June 6, 2014 | By | Comments (0)

strawberriesSliced, 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.

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