It’s spring so it should be warm, right? Well, here in spring in Boston is confused. It has been all over the place with day time temps in the high 50’s and then right back down to the low 30’s with even colder wind chills. It’s a never ending roller coaster. I’d like it to just settle out but it’s New England … who am I kidding!?!?
I’d like it to get warm ASAP so we can continue to work in our little yard in back. Price kicked some major as back there this past weekend attacking a very invasive weed we have and I’d like to keep things going on the clean up and set up work. I just can’t wait to get some flowers and plants! I am looking forward to getting another blueberry bush this year and trying out some strawberry plants for the first time. Thinking all about these berries has resulted in me making this whole month’s Thirsty Thursday posts all about berries. First up… strawberries!
I was trying to come up with a drink that uses strawberries and that would be great to enjoy while gardening. I love Strawberry Daiquiri but they are not really great for sipping while pulling weeds. They are better suited for lazy beach days. I wanted something that would be really refreshing. Well, when I saw this Strawberry Fizz when I was browsing around Pinterest and I was smitten. check the site… get it? okay, good.
This is so refreshing that I just loved it so much. I love mojitos so it reminded me of a jazzed up mojito. Except virgin. Well you can fix that situation yourself with some vodka or light rum. Spiked or not you’ll be reaching for Strawberry Fizz.
Makes 4 drinks
- 1 liter sparkling seltzer water
- 1 pint strawberries, sliced
- 16 mint leaves
- 1 lemon, cut into 8 wedges
- 1 cup simple syrup
- Put 1/4 cup of simple syrup in each glass and 4 mint leaves, muddle the leaves.
- Add 1/4 of the strawberries to each glass and muddle as well.
- Squeeze the juice of 2 lemon wedges and then toss the lemon into the glass as well.
- Add ice and about 8 ounces of seltzer to each glass. Stir and enjoy!
Adapted from Smitten Foodie