Strawberry Bourbon Lemonade
Featuring: Linton’s Strawberries
1 cup white sugar
5 cups cold water, divided
1 pint Linton’s strawberries, hulled
Juice of 4 large lemons
1 oz bourbon
Lemon wheels, strawberries and basil or mint sprigs for garnishing
● To make simple syrup, combine sugar and 1 cup of water in a small sauce pot over high heat and cook until sugar dissolves, then remove pot from heat and cool syrupcompletely.
● Meanwhile, place strawberries in a large pitcher and purée with an immersion blender until smooth, then stir in lemon juice, cooled simple syrup, and remaining 4 cups cold water and set in refrigerator to chill.
● To a cocktail class filled with ice, add bourbon, top with chilled strawberry lemonade, garnish with lemon wheel, strawberry and basil or mint sprig and serve immediately.
Makes 1 cocktail (plus extra strawberry lemonade)