Strawberry Julep

Makes 2 julep cup servings. Recipe is by Teresa B. Day.

1 pint strawberries, diced

1 tablespoon sugar

6 fresh mint leaves

2 teaspoons honey

2 ounces simple syrup

2 ounces bourbon* (or more as desired)

4 ounces strawberry soda* (or more as desired, optional)

1. Sprinkle the diced strawberries with sugar and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.

2. Place 2 tablespoons of strawberries in each julep cup or double old-fashioned glass. (You make the drinks in a shaker and strain it or just mix in the cups.)

3. Tear 3 mint leaves over the strawberries in each cup.

4. Pour 1 teaspoon of honey in each cup over the berries and mint. Muddle until the ingredients are mixed and the berries are slightly crushed.

5. Stir in 1 ounce of simple syrup in each cup.

6. Add 1 ounce of bourbon (or more, if desired) to each cup.

7. Add 2 ounces of strawberry soda to each cup, if desired.

8. Fill each cup with crushed ice and serve garnished with a mint spring or whole strawberry.

*I used Donner-Peltier’s LA1 Whiskey and Swamp Pop’s Ponchatoula Pop Rouge.


Strawberry Fizz

Yields 2 servings. Recipe is by Teresa B. Day.

½ cup strawberries, fresh or frozen

½ cup milk

1 tablespoon honey

½ cup ginger ale or lemon-lime soda

1.  Blend strawberries, milk and honey in a blender until smooth.

2. Add ginger ale or soda in the top while the blender is on low.

3. Chill 1 to 3 hours, then serve.