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!
East End Cooler, from St. Germain Cocktails website
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)
- In your shaker, muddle your strawberry
- 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!)
- Strain into a coupe glass or highball glass with ice
- Garnish with a small strawberry or mint (or both)