Searching for the perfect summer cocktail? If you love gin, you're going to love this gin cocktail for summer! This strawberry martini is delicious and pretty!
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Liquor of choice? For me, it's gin. I know gin is kind of like cilantro, you either love it or you hate it. Like cilantro, I also love gin. That herby piney flavor gets me every time. So, I collect gin cocktail recipes. Makes for a nice hobby. So when I saw the recipe for Summer Thyme in my favorite cocktail book, Zen and Tonic, I was all over it.
She calls it Summer Thyme, which is adorable. But I'm afraid no one would find it if I called it that, so I'm calling it a Strawberry Martini, because basically it's a gin martini (minus the vermouth) with flavors from strawberries and thyme.
Okay. Stop reading and go make this. Seriously. It's insanely easy and tastes amazing. It's light and refreshing with lots of strawberry flavor. You basically muddle some strawberries, thyme and lemon in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and gin. Shake and strain into a martini glass. The hardest part is remembering to chill the glass.
Looking for some more pretty pink cocktails:
- 1/4 cup strawberries hulled and quartered
- 3 thyme sprigs
- 1 lemon wedge
- 3 ounces gin
- Chill a martini glass.
- Place strawberries, thyme and lemon wedge in a cocktail shaker and muddle thoroughly.
- Fill the shaker with ice.
- Add gin to the shaker and shake vigorously for 15 seconds.
- Strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with thyme sprig.