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