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Strawberry Gin Smash by The Kitchn

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I decided I wanted to try out this recipe as gin is one of my favourite liquors, and I love strawberries! I always look forward to summer in New Zealand for all the berries we get, and strawberries are up among my favourites. I have one cookbook dedicated to strawberries, and one to recipes with berries but unfortunately none of them really include cocktails.

20170105_183230So after scrolling through pinterest for fun summery cocktails to try out I stumbled across the Strawberry Gin Smash by The Kitchn and thought I would try it out. I really enjoyed the recipe but my partner was not really a fan, mainly due to his aversion to gin. The cocktail comes out a lot more subtle than a lot of the other cocktails I have tried recently. The strawberries add a fresh flavour, but even after smashing them a little bit it is really hard to taste the strawberries. The lime and gin seem to overpower it. Once the drink sits for about 5 mins the flavours do tend to develop and the drink takes on this gorgeous pink hue as the colours and flavours of the strawberries seep into the drink.

I didn’t get the chance to make a pitcher worth of the drink which was a bit of a disappointment and I will definitely have to do this one day and probably will make quite a bit ahead of time to let the flavours all develop. This is definitely a cocktail I would try again as it is really easy to prepare and fun to drink once the flavours have developed a little bit more. Honestly, making it in a pitcher and then pouring into glasses would probably work out better for this drink then making them individually.

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Recipe can be found at The Kitchn and all recipe credit goes to them.

Have you made this? What were your thoughts?

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