Strawberry Gin and Tonic

Strawberry Gin and Tonic is a refreshing summer drink that is best enjoyed al fresco!

Who needs a cocktail?

*RAISES BOTH HANDS*

I felt like a mid-week libation was something we could all use. 

Is it me, or is everything just so intense right now? With the riots, shootings, and not to mention COVID, I just want to send everyone to their corner for a time out. 

Anyway, I’m hoping the world will settle down for a bit so we can celebrate all the dad’s this weekend! Still can’t believe Father’s Day is on Sunday. I ordered a gift for Mr. B, but with shipping being slowwwwwwwww, I ‘m not entirely sure it will get here on time. I purchased the gift over three weeks ago too! 

Well, either way, I know we will have a good time celebrating. Not sure what we will do. I think he wants to take Charlie fishing and grill some ribs. All very manageable. What are you doing to celebrate a special dude in your life? If you need some last minute grilling recipes check out my page HERE

Okay, before I forget let’s chat about today’s refreshing cocktail. Back in the day I was a big fan of a gin and tonic. It’s a great drink to sip on when it’s a bazillion degrees outside. Anyway, I wanted to jazz it up with some fresh summer flavors…strawberry puree! 

Basically it’s a strawberry simple syrup that you stir in with the gin, tonic, limes, and mint. Another reason why I love this cocktail is the strawberry cuts the gin so it’s not as intense. BUT! Don’t let that confuse you because this drink stills backs a punch! 

Alright, let’s cheers to rest of the week! 

Strawberry Gin and Tonic

Ingredients:

 

  • 2 cups chopped strawberries + more for garnish
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Gin (certainly omit the alcohol for a lovely mocktail!)
  • Tonic water
  • Ice
  • Fresh mint leaves, for garnish
  • Lime slices, for garnish

 

Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan add strawberries, sugar, water, and lemon juice. Stir to combine. Bring the mixture to a simmer. Simmer the mixture for about 5 to 10 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat and pour it into a blender. Blend the mixture until pureed and allow to cool completely.
  2. To make the drink, fill a few glasses with ice and one shot of gin (or more!) followed by some strawberry syrup. Top the mixture with tonic water and garnish with mint and lime slices. Enjoy!
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