The weather is warm, the days are long, and it is almost “unofficially” Summer! So of course we need to cheers to that with an awesome Clean Cocktail! Perfect for this weekend’s festivities! This one is not only beautiful, it makes a GREAT pitcher drink so it’s easy to please a crowd!
Strawberries, which are in season now, are what gives this drink it’s slightly sweet taste (as in, no sugars added!) PLUS, they help dampen the effects of alcohol with their high antioxidant content! Plus the lime juice helps reduce inflammation as well. But don’t get it twisted, just like Beth advises in the video - it IS still alcohol, so having too many can still be problematic. But as far as kicking back and welcoming Summer to the Garden State, this is the drink you want to be serving this weekend!
Pitcher, Serves 6
1 pint fresh strawberries, thinly sliced
1 1/2 C. gin
Garnish: strawberry slices
Using a peeler, remove 6 long pieces of lime zest. Fill 6 highball glasses with ice.
Twist the lime zest and press into each glass. Muddle all but 6 slices of strawberry in a pitcher. Add the gin. Top off with seltzer and pour into prepared glasses. Garnish each glass with one of the remaining strawberry slices.