I tend to stay away from cocktails with dark liquor.
It usually brings back bad memories of way too fun parties.
But something took over my senses and I decided to make a cocktail with bourbon.
A few weekends ago I made my recipe for blackberry lemonade and decided that some strawberry mint lemonade would be perfect.
Even more perfect would be strawberry mint lemonade with bourbon.
And, I was right.
It might be one of my new favorite cocktails.
I know that the name is a little long, but you will drink it in no time flat.
Strawberry Mint Lemonade Bourbon Fizz
3 ounces strawberry mint lemonade*
2 ounces bourbon
Combine the lemonade, bourbon, and 2-3 mint leaves in a shaker with ice and shake until well combined. Pour into a glass filled with ice and top with club soda. Garnish with mint leaves.
For the lemonade:
2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 cups simple syrup
3 cups water
1 cup strawberries
20 mint leaves
Combine the lemon juice, simple syrup, and water in a pitcher. In a glass, muddle the strawberries and mint leaves and strain with a fine mesh sieve. Pour juice into the pitcher and mix well.