Spiked Strawberry Lemonade

This is one of my Mom’s favorite hot weather cocktails.

Make a Simple Syrup of 1/2 sugar and 1/2 cup water. In a small pot bring water and sugar to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar is dissolved. Let cool completely.

In blender add 8 oz. hulled strawberries, 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice, cooled syrup, 1 1/2 cup ice, 1/2 cup gin or vodka, blend until thick and smooth. Makes two servings, garnish with a lemon slice.

It’s still cold here in Wisconsin so when she does have a before-dinner drink, she drinks the sweetest wine available, over ice, with a pickled Brussels sprout garnish. Yup, she really drinks this and likes it.

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