The first strawberries arrive and I go crazy and put them in everything including my wine, my drinks and even my risotto…for an aperitivo I love mojitos and this one is ginger strawberry.
Makes 1 cocktail
3 ripe strawberries, hulled
5 fresh mint leaves
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons agave
2 ounces rum (I like Appleton Rum for this drink)
Splash of Ginger Beer
Place strawberries, mint leaves and one grind of pepper in a mixing glass.
Muddle or mash the ingredients in the bottom of a mixing glass until a paste forms.
Add the agave, Appleton rum and a splash of ginger beer to the glass. Mix well and enjoy for summer’s first welcome sigh.