The Weekend Cocktail: Shake up a Strawberry Martini

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My dear friend just gave me a brown grocery bag full of strawberries from his garden. I have made a few pies and a little jam and thrown them in great salads! What about a cocktail! One question? How could a UK chef create such a California cocktail! That is why I love Jamie Oliver! Whatever fresh berries you have in your garden will work. A wonderful summer cocktail!

Strawberry Martini Photo by: D Sharon Pruitt

Strawberry Martini

Splash of dry vermouth

2 handfuls of sweet ripe strawberries, preferably wild ones, hulled

A sprig of fresh mint, leaves picked

2 handfuls of ice cubes

6 ounces gin or vodka

Chill two martini glasses and your cocktail shaker in the freezer for half an hour until really cold. Put a few drops of dry vermouth into each glass and swirl it around. Put 3 strawberries into the bottom of each glass – if they’re big ones, cut them into pieces first. Throw the remaining strawberries and the mint into the cold cocktail shaker and squash them with the end of a rolling pin. Add the ice cubes and the gin or vodka, put the top on and shake it about. Strain into your two martini glasses.

About Karen Young

Karen Young is the founder of My Daily Find.