Everybody loves a good strawberry lemonade, but you know what’s even better? Strawberry lemonade with some gin in it!
Now, it’s been hot here in Tri Cities lately. I mean REALLY hot. And if you’re anything like me, there’s no better way to beat the heat than a refreshing cocktail on the back porch. I don’t know about you but for me, a little shade, a slight breeze, and a cold drink on a hot day is my idea of heaven.
So bust out your favorite plain white tee, kick back, and say hey there to The Delilah.
- 2oz Gin
- 1oz Fresh Lemon Juice
- 3-4 Strawberries
- .5oz Simple Syrup
- Mint Leaf
Step 1: Add the strawbs
Add your strawberries to the bottom of your shaker and muddle into a chunky paste
Step 2: Add the Rest of your ingredients and shake!
- Add .5oz of simple syrup, 1oz of fresh lemon juice, and 2oz of gin to the shaker
- Fill the shaker 2/3 with ice and close tight. Shake vigorously 10-15 times until the outside of the shaker begins to get frosty
Step 3: Double strain
Open the shaker and double strain into your cocktail glass of choice.
Step 4: Garnish
Slap the mint leaf between your hands to express the oils and drop into the drink.
Step 4: Enjoy!
BONUS Non-Alcoholic Option: If you’re wanting to avoid the booze, try this drink substituting filtered water for the gin to make the best single serving strawberry lemonade you’ve ever tried!
And that’s The Delilah! If you tried it make sure to let us know your thoughts as well as what your favorite drinks to beat the summer heat are.
‘Til next time my friends.