Whether you love or loathe gin, it can be an acquired taste when mixed with the right ingredients. This strawberry-mint bramble recipe will do just that! Relatively simple to make, it’s a blackberry-based cocktail that incorporates a balance of sweet and sour to suit almost all taste buds. It’s also versatile enough to exclude the gin in favour of vodka or rum.
6 fresh strawberries, hulled, halved
8 large fresh mint leaves
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
3 tsp agave nectar or honey
2 tsp Chambord (black raspberry liqueur, optional)
1/4 cup dry gin, clear rum, vodka, or soda water
- In a food processor or blender, grind the ice so that it is very finely crushed and fluffy
- Place strawberries, mint, lemon juice, agave and Chambord in an old-fashioned (rocks) glass and muddle (mash) with a muddler or a pestle.
- Add the gin, rum, vodka, or soda water and stir to blend.
- Stir in 1/2 cup of the crushed ice, and pack more ice into the glass, mounding it well above the rim.
- Serve immediately.
Recipe via Taste