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Strawberry Gin

35

  • Prep Time10 mins
  • Total Time10 mins
  • Makes8 servings
*PLUS 3 days standing time
Strawberry Gin

(Photo: Ashley Capp)

Chatelaine Triple Tested

Here's a delicious idea: Fill a Mason jar with June's best bounty (luscious local strawberries), mix in a couple spoonfuls of sugar and some gin, and then (the hardest part) wait a few days. Add a splash to sparkling wine or tonic, and you'll have the perfect elixir for warm nights on the back deck.

Strawberry Gin

  • 227 g (about 1 1/2 cups) strawberries, washed and trimmed

  • 2 tbsp icing sugar

  • 1 1/2 cups gin

Strawberry Gin Fizz Cocktail

  • strawberry gin

  • sparkling wine or soda or tonic water

  • strawberries, halved, for garnish (optional)

  • mint leaves, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  • Coarsely mash strawberries with a fork, then transfer to a 1 L Mason jar. Add sugar and gin. Seal and give a gentle shake to mix.

  • Leave jar at room temperature for 3 days, shaking jar twice a day to dissolve sugar.

  • Strain the mixture and pour into a clean, dry serving bottle. Seal well.

  • For Strawberry Gin Fizz cocktail

    Add a splash to chilled sparkling wine with a halved strawberry. Garnish with mint leaves.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 196, Carbohydrates 4g, Sodium 5mg.

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