Strawberry Gin Spritzer
ACTIVE: 10 min TOTAL: 35 min
TO MAKE AHEAD: Refrigerate syrup (Steps 1-2) for up to 1 week.
EQUIPMENT: Cocktail shaker
This low-alcohol spritzer is just the thing to imbibe on a hot summer’s day. Gentian liqueurs are made from the roots of gentian, a blue-petaled wildflower that grows throughout the Alps. This recipe makes about 1 cup of syrup but you’ll only need 1 Tbsp. to make each drink—try a splash in seltzer for a DIY craft soda.
11/2 cups coarsely chopped strawberries
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
1 ounce gin
1 ounce bitter gentian liqueur, such as Suze or Salers
1/2 ounce lemon juice
2 strawberries, thinly sliced, plus 1 whole strawberry for garnish
Lemon twist & mint sprig for garnish
1. To prepare strawberry syrup: Combine strawberries, sugar and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the strawberries have broken down, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and mash any large pieces with a fork. Set aside to cool, about 10 minutes.
2. Strain the strawberry mixture through a finemesh sieve set over a bowl, pressing to extract as much liquid as possible. Discard the solids.
3. To prepare cocktail: Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add gin, gentian liqueur, lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of the syrup. Shake until frosty, about 10 seconds.
4. Strain the cocktail into an ice-filled rocks glass. Add sliced strawberries and top with club soda. Garnish with a whole strawberry, lemon twist and mint sprig, if desired.
SERVES 1: 6 oz.
161 0g (sat 0g) 0mg
17g (added 14g)
Cal Fat Total sugars Sodium Chol Carbs Protein Fiber Potassium
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