10:45 a.m. June 4, 2022
Longer, sunnier days require taller, brighter drinks. When it’s warmer, you naturally want to quench your thirst. But, let’s face it, I don’t think many of us could stomach an entire afternoon of espresso martinis or Manhattans. Well, I certainly couldn’t – that would result in my falling on the BBQ or my wardrobe malfunctioning!
Instead, relax with this cool and sweet little number. Loaded with elderflower, strawberry and lots of crushed ice, it’s an absolute delight, filled with summer vibes.
Multiply the recipe if there are more of you.
Summer Garden Spritz
10 strawberries, pureed with 1 tablespoon icing sugar and sifted
2 oz of St Germain elderflower liqueur
4 ounces of white rum
Juice 1 lime
1/4 oz sugar syrup
2 cocktail glasses
To serve: 1 whipped egg white, 1 tbsp fresh basil chopped and crushed with a pestle with 2 tbsp caster sugar, fresh strawberries, slices of lime
First prepare the glasses. Spread the basil sugar mixture on a plate on the side. Dip the rims of the glasses in the egg white, then the basil sugar. Put aside.
Combine the strawberry puree, liqueurs, juice and sugar syrup in a pitcher. Pour enough crushed ice into your cocktail glasses to fill them almost to the top. Also pour over the liquid. Stir lightly. Garnish with fresh strawberries and lime and serve immediately.