It’s 107 degrees out, my eyes are sweating, and the very thought of clothing makes me want to cry. Time for a trip down to DCR for George Austin Sproule’s summer crowd-pleaser, the Lost Creek Crush, which I’ve seen him set down at least twice in front of people who said they “hate the taste of alcohol.” Consider them converted. See it this week on 702.tv!
Two large strawberries, halved
Eight mint leaves
0.75 oz. vanilla simple syrup
0.5 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 oz. New Amsterdam Gin
Splash of soda
In a large pint glass, combine strawberries, mint, syrup and lemon. Muddle very gently. Add gin, cover and gently roll (a sloooow shake). Pour into an Old Fashioned glass, top with soda and garnish with a mint sprig.