Drinking in Season: Balsamic Strawberry Smash
One serving contains 578 calories, 3g of protein, and 1g of fat. This recipe covers 12% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe serves 1. It can be enjoyed any time, but it is especially good for Mother's Day. It is a good option if you're following a vegan diet. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 2 hours. Head to the store and pick up sugar, bourbon, garnish: additional strawberry, and a few other things to make it today.
To make the syrup, combine the strawberries, sugar, and lemon rind in a saucepan. Cover and let sit for 1 hour at room temperature, stirring occasionally.
Once the sugar has dissolved and the strawberries have released their liquid, bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat. Cook, stirring gently, until the berries are tender, about 3 minutes.
Using a slotted spoon, transfer the strawberries to a pint jar. Continue simmering the syrup until it thickens to a syrupy consistency, about 2 minutes. Discard lemon peel and pour syrup over berries.
Let cool to room temperature, then store in the fridge for up to 1 month.
To make the cocktail: muddle 4 strawberries and the lemon in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Fill the shaker with ice, then add the strawberry syrup, balsamic and bourbon.
Shake vigorously. Using both the cocktail strainer and a fine mesh strainer, strain the cocktail into a glass.
Garnish with a strawberry.