•Well, it’s official…spring is here! That means it’s time to take down the Christmas lights. Honest, that’s what I spent my morning doing. I felt inspired to venture out and do some spring cleaning and clean up some flower beds and start tackling my honey’s to do list……maybe if I cross some things off he’ll be inspired as well (I can dream). I really craved a beer when I was done, but it was only 10am and the dog was looking at me, so that was out. I wanted something refreshing and springtime. I had just planted some mint and remembered those strawberries I had bought last week. Just needed to whip up some simple syrup and add some seltzer and lemon to finish it all off. Simple syrup is something you can keep in the fridge for a week and use in other cold drinks like lemonade or ice tea. This would be equally delicious in the summer and with a splash of vodka.1 liter sparkling seltzer water 1 pint strawberries-sliced 12-15 mint leaves 1 lemon-cut into 8 wedges 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup water makes 4-6 drinks prep time 15 min
In a small pot, add 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar. Whisk well.
Bring to a low boil, reduce heat, and let simmer until sugar dissolves. Should only take a min. Set aside to cool or let cool in fridge uncovered. I used mine semi warm….no biggie. Slice your strawberries and cut lemon into 8 wedges while it cools.
Add 3-6 tbls simple syrup to each glass. Measurement depends on the size of your glasses, the sweetness of the strawberries and your preference. Make one complete drink 1st and taste.
Add 3 mint leaves per glass.
With the end of a wooden spoon, smush (tech term is muddle) the leaves into the simple syrup.
Add 2-3 sliced strawberries to each glass.
Smush them up a bit too.
Squeeze in a lemon wedge, and toss in.
Fill each glass with seltzer water and stir.
Serve immediately and drink in a nice sunny spot♥Enjoy