Strawberry Gin Smash Cocktail

A perfect summer cocktail in alcoholic and non-alcoholic version

Perfect refreshing drink for the strawberry season.

Do you have a favourite drink that you like to have during the summer? If I am absolutely honest with you, then my favourite thing to drink during summer when it is hot is water or water with a little lime :D Yes, I know, maybe it sounds boring, but it is what keeps me hydrated the best and what I can drink all day long in big quantities. However, occasionally I like to enjoy a little treat and that is where cocktails and mocktails step in :) This recipe for a Strawberry Gin Smash Cocktail that I am sharing with you today is packed with those beautiful summer flavours, it is really refreshing and super easy to make. I made it with some gin as the name suggests, but you can also easily skip the gin and you will have a delicious mocktail :)

There is another thing that you can adjust in this cocktail and that is the amount of lime juice and adding a little extra sweetness. I am more into sour cocktails than really sweet cocktails and that is why I added the juice of a half a lime into each cocktail and no extra sweetener. What you could do however is to reduce the amount of lime juice by half and add a little brown sugar or agave syrup to add some sweetness. I bet it would taste delicious that way :)

I hope you are enjoying the summer season and I hope you are going to try out my summery Strawberry Cocktail, whether like I made it with gin or as a mocktail.

Enjoy Lovelies!

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RECIPE

Strawberry Gin Smash Cocktail

A perfect summer cocktail in alcoholic & non-alcoholic version

​INGREDIENTS

  • 1/3 glass fresh strawberries

  • 1/4-1/2 freshly squeezed lime juice

  • 1 shot light gin of your choice (optional)

  • fresh mint to taste

  • 1/3 glass crushed ice

  • tonic

DIRECTIONS

  1. Remove the greens from the strawberries and quarter them. Add the strawberries to your serving glass and mash them lightly with a wooden spoon or a fork.

  2. Juice in the lime and add fresh mint to taste.

  3. Fill the glass with crushed ice to about 2/3 full. Mix shortly.

  4. Add in the shot of gin and fill the rest of the glass with tonic.

  5. Serve right away.


 

PS. If you want to add a little sweetness to the cocktail, you can add a tablespoon of brown sugar or agave syrup.