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Monday, March 25

Strawberry Shag

Sugared strawberries for about 6 drinks
Strawberries, stemmed, thinly sliced
1 pint
Sugar, powdered
1 ½ cups
For 1 Shag:
Basil, large sprigs, rinsed, torn
1 to 2
Strawberry mixture with juice
¼ cup
Vodka
1 ½ ounce
Lemon juice, freshly squeezed
1 ounce
Soda water, chilled
3 to 4 ounces
Strawberry, cut made in base
garnish
Basil leaf, small
garnish
  1. Combine strawberries and sugar in a small bowl, and let sit for 15 minutes before using. 
  2. In a cocktail shaker, press the basil and strawberries together with a muddler to release the basil’s flavor. 
  3. Fill the shaker with ice. 
  4. Pour in the measures of vodka and juice. 
  5. Cap, and shake vigorously. 
  6. Pour into a large glass, top with soda water, and stir. 
  7. Garnish with strawberry and small basil leaf.
Recipe from Sips & Apps by Kathy Casey.

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