A week or two ago I happened upon a recipe for a strawberry lemon white whiskey collins (that can be found here). I didn’t have any white whiskey, so I used what I had. Last week we made them with bourbon and rye, yesterday I made one with Tennessee whiskey. All came out just fine so feel free to use whatever kind of whisk(e)y you like. Another note is that I really hate making simple syrup. I know, it’s just sugar and water, what’s the big deal? It annoys me for some reason so I avoid making it like the plague.
3/4 oz strawberry puree
1 1/4 oz lemon juice
1 teaspoon sugar*
2 oz whiskey
1 1/2 oz soda water
Puree the strawberries (I used a small food processor) then pour into a large glass, or shaker.
Add lemon juice, sugar, whiskey, and soda water. Stir or shake, whatever you prefer, until sugar is dissolved and pour over ice to serve.
JD and I have really been enjoying this one lately. I think the strawberry and lemon strike the perfect summer balance. It's refreshing and not too sweet which is a win in my book.
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