Drinks

By Linda Wagner | April 29, 2011

Photo: Linda Wagner

May is almost here! Raise a toast to this month of long days and warm nights with this Mint and Strawberry Spritzer recipe. As these bright red berries start to hit the stands at the market you can get great deals on pints of fruit. Pick up an extra serving and use them for this delicious spring drink to celebrate May’s arrival.

The strawberries benefit from the fresh flavor of mint, which highlights the bright flavor of first-of-the-season fruit. You can pick up mint at the market, but it’s easy to grow, too! Top off the muddled fruit and herbs with the ginger-flavored liqueur Domaine de Canton. It’s herbaceous flavor makes for a light but refreshing spring cocktail.

Mint and Strawberry Spritzer Cocktail Recipe

Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 3 oz Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur, divided
  • 2 tsp raw sugar
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves, divided, plus for garnish
  • 4-6 strawberries, stems removed and sliced, plus 2 for garnish
  • Ice
  • Soda water

Directions

Divide the sugar, mint leaves, and strawberries evenly between two tall glasses. Muddle with a long spoon and then top off with ice. Pour the Domaine de Canton over the ice in each glass and stir with a spoon. Top off with soda water and garnish with a strawberry on each glass.

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