Strawberry Smash

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 1 serving
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2 strawberries, hulled and quartered, plus 1 whole strawberry, for garnish

1 ounce Ginger Syrup, recipe follows

2 ounces bourbon 

Juice of 1 lime 

Splash of club soda 

Fresh mint sprig, for garnish 

Ginger Syrup:

1/2 cup fresh ginger juice

1/2 cup sugar


  1. Muddle the quartered strawberries with the Ginger Syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add the bourbon and lime juice, fill the shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Top with a splash of soda, garnish with a mint sprig and whole strawberry and serve.

Ginger Syrup:

Yield: About 3/4 cup
  1. Combine the ginger juice and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat and let cool completely. Keep covered in the refrigerator up 2 weeks.