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Lauren Parker-Gill

Hump Day Cocktail: Strawberry-Mint Gimlet

Posted by: on August 22nd, 2012

A few weeks ago, my friend Donna’s husband, Bert, made us two different strawberry gimlets to try – one with basil and one with mint. I L-O-V-E-D the mint one and am excited to share this delicious recipe with you all.

Strawberry Mint Gimlet

− 3 to 4 fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
− 1 1/2 tablespoons of *Simple Syrup
− 2 ounces of vodka
− 1 1/2 tablespoons of lime juice
− Sprig of fresh mint
− Ice
*Simple Syrup
− 1 cup sugar
− 1 cup water

*Pour water and sugar into a small saucepan and place over high heat. Stir frequently to help the sugar dissolve and bring to a boil. Once it is boiling, the sugar has completely dissolved – remove from heat and let cool before using in your cocktail. Store the leftover syrup in a bottle or jar and keep refrigerated for about 1 month. (Or you can just buy it at the store, like I do.)

Directions:
Now, for the strawberry gimlet – muddle the strawberries with the simple syrup in the bottom of your martini shaker. Add the vodka, lime juice and ice. Shake well and strain into a martini glass or high ball glass and garnish with mint.

For a different but equally delicious variation, place the strawberries, simple syrup, vodka, lime juice and ice into a blender and blend all together for a frozen gimlet – don’t forget to garnish with your mint!

Cheers!

Lauren is a wife, mother, coffee addict, purse fiend, martini consumer, gadget girl, & chocoholic. To go along with her coffee obsession, she calls her 3 boys Venti, Grande and Tall on her blog, Spill The Beans (for those keeping score - Testosterone: 4; Estrogen: 1). She has fabulous shopping skills, loves pop culture and is the FourSquare Mayor of her local Starbucks, of which, she is excessively proud. She also loves exercising, knitting, reading, writing, editing and has been [...] Read More

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