If you love strawberries and a good G&T, then this is the drink for you! Our summery gin and tonic really hits the spot.
- 2 oz Portland Dry Gin 33
- ½ oz strawberry syrup (recipe below)
- 2-3 lime wedges
- tonic water
- 1 lime wedge for garnish
Add gin and strawberry syrup to a tall glass and squeeze in the lime wedges. Start with 2— you can add another later if your prefer your drink to be more tart. Top with tonic water and add ice to fill the glass. Give a good stir and garnish with a lime wedge.
Strawberry Simple Syrup:
- 1 pound strawberries
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup sugar
Rinse strawberries, cut off the tops, and cut into quarters. In a medium saucepan, bring strawberries and water to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Skim off any foam that forms. Remove from heat and strain through a fine mesh strainer. Though tempting, do not press on the strawberries as this will result in a cloudy syrup. In a clean pot on low heat, add sugar to the strawberry liquid and stir until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and let cool. Pour into an airtight container, straining a second time if necessary. Label and date your syrup— it will keep in the refrigerator for three weeks.