20 June 2015

Strawberry Summer Sip Cocktail

 

What to do with all the strawberries? 

Well apart from consuming my body weight in them, they are going into smoothies and of course cocktails like this Strawberry Summer Sip Cocktail.

I'd love to tell you I made a jug of this and Graham and I got jolly on it together, but no, I made a single cocktail for myself to sip. I know right! So restrained. Well it was a weeknight and Graham was driving the next morning, so he stuck to soft drinks.



Such a simple cocktail. You start with ice, add a few ingredients and give it a stir, before sitting down to enjoy it, pretending you're lounging beside a pool somewhere hot, sipping your cocktail and reading your kindle, in blissful peace.

Now we just need some sunshine and heat and everything would be perfect, I could even skip the pool part.


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Strawberry Summer Sip Cocktail
A sweet cocktail with the taste of Summer. Just enough for one, although feel free to multiply the quantities and make a jugful.
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp Sipsmith Summer Cup (or Pimms)
  • 1 tbsp strawberry syrup
  • 1 tsp maple syrup (optional)
  • ¾ glass white wine
  • 2-3 strawberries
  • a handful of ice cubes
Instructions
1. Fill the glass with ice cubes.2. Pour in the Summer Cup, strawberry syrup and maple syrup.3. Add the strawberries.4. Top up with wine and stir.5. Enjoy!
Details
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Yield: Makes 1 cocktail



Here are a few more strawberry recipes for you to try:



Disclosure: Amazon kindly sent me some Sipsmith Summer Cup to try.  I was not required to right a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.

20 comments:

  1. This cocktail looks lush - perfect for summer and watching Wimbledon!

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  2. Can't wait to eat summer English strawbs. Only a few weeks to go!

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    1. Our Scottish strawberries have been so good this year. I just love them.

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  3. Love this! What a summery cocktail, very tempted to make a whole jug if this sunny weather continues! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Oh yes a whole jug is definitely a good plan!

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  4. Oooh, yes please! Refreshing fruity drinks are definitely the way to go this summer :-D

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  5. I think the strawberry season has been a cracker so far, and we've not even got to the best bit yet.

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    1. I'll be so sad when it ends. Such a happy time of year. Well for me anyway.

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  6. Sounds delicious! Perfect for a warm summer evening!

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  7. Mmm this just has summer written all over it. We buy strawberry syrups on holiday in France but I've never actually put really strawberries in with them before - I must try it now!

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  8. Very grown up of you to only make one cocktail. Here is to strawberry season and all the joys that come with it.

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    1. I know, I am rather proud of myself Bintu :)

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  9. This looks great! I love a cocktail that looks refreshing and not one that is a chore to drink, if you know what I'm saying! Strawberries make everything good though!

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    1. Yes I'm with you on that, although I had a horrible one tonight, the last one of course so I was left with a bad taste.

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