Strawberry Lime Fizz

Photos by Carolina Korman

Use whatever type of booze you like (I prefer tequila or whiskey). And if shaking doesn’t appeal to you, simply throw some ice in a glass, add all the ingredients (sans soda and the garnish), and stir. Speaking of garnishes, fresh chamomile brings major summer goddess vibes, but if you can’t find that, any herb will do! Don’t be afraid to think outside the mint box - everything goes with strawberries and booze. Fresh sage, rosemary - heck, even oregano! The idea is to put a big ol’ bunch in there, so every time you take a sip, you can smell it.

makes 1 cocktail


2 ounces of your favorite booze - gin, mezcal, rum, whiskey, tequila or vodka all work great

1 ounce fresh lime juice

1 ounce simple syrup (see note)

2 tablespoons crushed strawberries (recipe below)

Club soda

Fresh herbs and/or chamomile to garnish


Fill a highball or rocks glass with ice and spoon the strawberries on top. Add the booze, lime juice and simple syrup to a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into the glass. Top with soda and garnish with the fresh herbs and chamomile.

Note: To make simple syrup, add 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar to a pot and bring to a boil. Chill before using, and store in the fridge.

Crushed Strawberries

makes about 2 cups

Make this recipe once, and use it for both this and the Polenta with Sour Cream and Crushed Strawberries. Because we work smarter, not harder. And if you happen to have leftovers, the strawberries can be spooned over yogurt, mixed into pancake batter, drizzled over ice cream, or used for any type of strawberry snacking your heart desires.


1 pound strawberries, husked

⅓ cup sugar

⅛ teaspoon kosher salt

¼ teaspoon sherry vinegar


Combine the strawberries, sugar, salt and vinegar in a large bowl. Cover and macerate for at least 1 hour, up to overnight, then mash with a potato masher.


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