Strawberry Mint Bourbon Smash
Makes 1 cocktail.
For pregnant people (like myself), those that don’t drink, or aren’t of age, you can easily make this into a refreshing soda by ditching the booze and adding 1/2 extra teaspoon of sugar to the mix. If you want the floral-citrus notes of elder flower that St. Germaine lends to the cocktail in your non-alcoholic version of this drink, you can use elder flower syrup (which can totally be found at Ikea!).
2 ripe strawberries, cut into pieces
4-5 fresh mint leaves
1/2 teaspoon sugar
a few dashes of aromatic bitters
1/2 ounce of St. Germaine
1 ounce bourbon
In a cocktail glass, muddle the strawberries, mint, sugar, and bitters together until the berries and mint are well smashed and fragrant. Add the St. Germaine and bourbon, followed by lots of ice and top it all off with soda water. Give it a stir and drink up!