Cocktail Hour: Strawberry Whiskey Sour

Strawberry Whiskey Sour 10 marthafied

It’s officially Summer. The first day of Summer was on Friday and Wimbledon will start on Monday. And that can only mean one thing – it’s strawberry season. Is there anything better than sipping champagne and munching fresh strawberries with cream while watching Wimbledon? Ok, I am not that big fan of tennis. But I am a huge fan of fresh strawberries. Fresh plump bright red strawberries picked straight from the strawberry field – now those just melt in your mouth.

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This weekend I have combined a classic cocktail, Whiskey Sour, with freshly made strawberry puree to make a cocktail that tastes like summer – Strawberry Whiskey Sour. A little bit of sourness for the cool summer evenings, a little bit of sweetness for the long hot summer days and a good kick to remind us to enjoy the summer as it will be gone in a splash.

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Strawberry Whiskey Sour

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Makes: 2 Cocktails

Ingredients:
50 ml Fresh Strawberry Puree (300 g fresh strawberries makes 2 1/2 dl strawberry puree)
100 ml Whiskey
50 ml Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice (apprx. 3 lemons)
50 ml Sugar Syrup
Ice
25 ml water (for the making of the strawberry puree)

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Directions:
Make the strawberry puree. You can do this in advance. Wash and hull the strawberries. Cut the strawberries into quarters.

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Place them into a blender with the water. Add more water if required. Blend until smooth. With a spoon press the strawberry puree through a sieve to make the puree smoother. Disregard what is left in the sieve.

Strawberry Puree marthafiedJuice the lemons. To make a clearer drink mixture you can also press the lemon juice through a sieve. I have not done this as I like the Strawberry Whiskey Sour with more texture.
Fill two glasses with ice to cool them.
In a cocktail shaker mix whiskey, sugar syrup, lemon juice and strawberry puree with ice.

Strawberry Whiskey Sour in Mixer marthafiedShake a couple of times to mix well. Divide the cocktail mixture between two glasses (after you have emptied them from the ice). Garnish with lemon slices.

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Strawberry Whiskey Sour

Ingredients

  • 50 ml Fresh Strawberry Puree (300 g fresh strawberries makes 2 1/2 dl strawberry puree)
  • 100 ml Whiskey
  • 50 ml Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice (apprx. 3 lemons)
  • 50 ml Sugar Syrup
  • Ice
  • 25 ml water (for the making of the strawberry puree)

Instructions

  1. Make the strawberry puree. You can do this in advance.
  2. Wash and hull the strawberries.
  3. Cut the strawberries into quarters.
  4. Place them into a blender with the water. Add more water if required. Blend until smooth.
  5. With a spoon press the strawberry puree through a sieve to make the puree smoother. Disregard what is left in the sieve.
  6. Juice the lemons. To make a clearer drink mixture you can also press the lemon juice through a sieve. I have not done this as I like the Strawberry Whiskey Sour with more texture.
  7. Fill two glasses with ice to cool them.
  8. In a cocktail shaker mix whiskey, sugar syrup, lemon juice and strawberry puree with ice.
  9. Shake a couple of times to mix well.
  10. Divide the cocktail mixture between two glasses (after you have emptied them from the ice). Garnish with lemon slices.
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