Strawberry-Lillet Crush

Strawberry-Lillet Crush
Strawberry-Lillet Crush
Muddled strawberries and mint star in this refreshing, lightly sweet cocktail that packs a punch. Get the recipe for Strawberry-Lillet Crush »Farideh Sadeghin

Muddled strawberries and mint star in a refreshing, lightly sweet cocktail that packs a punch. Digital producer Michellina Jones makes it all summer long; she likes to use Plymouth gin, which has a balanced, restrained flavor profile that won't overwhelm the other flavors in the drink, but you can substitute any gin you prefer.

What You Will Need

Strawberry-Lillet Crush
Muddled strawberries and mint star in a refreshing, lightly sweet gin cocktail. Rounded off by floral, astringent Lillet Blanc—it's delicate, but packs a punch.
Yield: makes 1 cocktail

Ingredients

  • 6 mint leaves
  • 3 strawberries, hulled, plus more for garnish
  • 12 oz. simple syrup
  • 2 oz. navy strength gin, such as Plymouth
  • 1 oz. Lillet Blanc
  • Crushed ice, to serve

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the mint and strawberries with simple syrup. Fill shaker with ice and add gin and Lillet; shake vigorously and strain into a rocks or collins glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with strawberries.