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It's strawberry season!

Updated: Sep 13, 2018


There's no better way to kick off summer than with fresh strawberries. Add them into an adult beverage - even better! Here's a video of our adventures in creating this beautiful cocktail and nosh. We've shared the recipe below. Cheers!


Nosh:

Baguette

Ricotta cheese

Strawberry rhubarb compote (from simple syrup)

Freshly ground black pepper


Directions: Slice baguette into however many pieces you'll need. Lightly toast or grill slices of baguette. Evenly spread thin layer of ricotta cheese on top of baguette. Add freshly cracked black pepper, and dollop of compote from the strawberry rhubarb simple syrup. If desired, add more cracked black pepper to garnish.


Strawberry Rhubarb Gin Fizz

Yield: Two cocktails


For the simple syrup:

1 lb. strawberries, hulled and quartered (about 3 c.)

1 lb. chopped rhubarb, approximately 4 stalks (about 4 c.)

1 c. sugar

1 ½ c. water


For the cocktail:

2 Tbsp. lemon juice

2 large mint leaves

4 oz. strawberry rhubarb simple syrup

3 oz. gin

Ice

Club soda


For the simple syrup:

1. Add strawberries, rhubarb, sugar and water to medium sized pot. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer for 20 minutes, or until fruit is broken down. Let mixture cool (no one wants warm cocktails!)

2. Place a fine strainer or cheese cloth over a medium sized bowl and pour strawberry rhubarb mixture into strainer or cheese cloth. Use a large spoon to press down on the mixture to help it strain. Once it’s finished straining, place in sealed containers and refrigerate.


For the cocktail:

1. Add lemon juice and mint to your cocktail shaker, gently muddle. Add simple syrup, gin and ice, shaking to combine.

2. Add ice to cocktail glasses, pour mixture evenly between the two glasses, top off with club soda.


Enjoy!

-Audrey

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