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When would you serve this drink? “On a warm, sunny day ideally hanging out poolside with friends and family.”
What music would you pair it with? “Something you’d listen to while lounging poolside or at the beach.”
What food would you pair it with? “Ceviche or anything that is bright and refreshing.”
Name the person (dead or alive) you’d like to make this cocktail for. “A band called the Dirty Heads, they’ve been my go-to summer band for years.”
By Alex Vaughan-Ruiz
- 1.5 parts Haku® Vodka
- 1 part Spiced Strawberry Syrup*
- .75 part Lemon juice
- Pinch of mint
- Glass: Double Old-Fashioned
- Garnish: Half a strawberry and a mint sprig
Add all of the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into a double Old-Fashioned glass filled with a large ice cube. Garnish with half a strawberry and a mint sprig.
In a blender, combine 1 pound (454 grams) of sugar and 1 pound (454 grams) of fresh strawberries (cleaned and de-stemmed). Add a whole cardamom pod and just a splash of water. Blend thoroughly until all of the ingredients are combined. Strain through a cheesecloth or fine strainer into a clean air-tight container. Refrigerate the syrup and it should last for 2 weeks.
Interview has been condensed and edited.
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