Friday, July 3, 2015

East End Cooler (strawberry cocktail)

It's starting to feel like summer in Chicago! Finally!!!

Let's celebrate the 4th by putting some fruit in our cocktails. It's also crimson, so it knocks out one of the 3 food groups everyone will be serving this weekend (you know: white food, red food, and blue food).


This cocktail was a combination of 2 of my favorite liquors (Hendricks gin and St Germain) with super fresh strawberries. It looks a bit like a girly drink, but don't let it's beautiful hue frighten you away. This 'aint no strawberry daiquiri, and has just a touch of sweetness. It's simply a bright, fresh berry flavor to compliment the delicious liquors.


So grab your muddler and shake up a refreshing and crisp cocktail this weekend!

Buen Provecho,
Jacqueline

East End Cooler, from St. Germain Cocktails website

Ingredients
2 oz gin (I love Hendricks or Deaths Door)
1.5 oz fresh lemon juice
1.5 oz St-Germain
1/2 oz simple syrup
1 strawberry (or 2 smaller ones if you want to pump up the flavor)

Directions
  1. In your shaker, muddle your strawberry
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients, fill with ice, and shake shake shake (do this until your shaker gets ice cold, almost painful to the touch, around 15-20 seconds!)
  3. Strain into a coupe glass or highball glass with ice
  4. Garnish with a small strawberry or mint (or both)


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