The Strawberry Muddle

July 28, 2011 by andrea | Filed under Beverages, Cocktails, Recipes.

Here’s a refreshing drink that’s perfect on a hot summer day. The recipe calls for an Italian sparkling wine called Prosecco but any dry sparkling wine will do. Enjoy!

The Strawberry Muddle
-recipe from Bon Appetit Magazine

Created by Jon Hoeber, the farmers’ market-prowling mixologist at Rustic Canyon restaurant in Santa Monica, The Strawberry Muddle is a midsummer dream of a drink that involves little more than crushing berries at the bottom of a glass, then dropping in a lemon slice, ice, and a good slosh of Prosecco. Don’t even bother stirring—you want the heavy cubes to hold down bright bits of berry as well as keep the drink good and cold. Makes 6 drinks.

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 cups chopped hulled strawberries
6 thin lemon slices
Ice cubes
1 750-ml bottle chilled Prosecco

Stir sugar and 1/2 cup water in heavy small saucepan over medium-low heat until sugar dissolves. Increase heat and bring to boil. Cool syrup.

Divide strawberries among six 6- to 8-ounce glasses; add 1 tablespoon syrup to each and mash with muddler or handle of wooden spoon. Add lemon slice to each and mash to release flavor. Add several ice cubes to each glass, then fill with Prosecco.

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One Response to “The Strawberry Muddle”

  1. lori ares says:

    Received this post just in time for a small family reunion that I hosted at my home. This was a big hit! Refreshing, pretty, easy and inexpensive for how many it served. Perfect for a summer evening!!!