Strawberry Cocktail Recipe From Florida & California Strawberry Grower Wish Farms

Wish Farms Strawberry Smash

15 min
5
easy

Ingredients

Strawberry Mixture

  • 1 pint of fresh Wish Farms strawberries, rinsed and hulled
  • 6 stalks of rhubarb cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 15 purple basil leaves (may substitute Italian)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • Juice of 2 lemons (2 ounces)

Drink Base

  • 2 ounces Lillet Blanc
  • 1 ounce Hendrick’s gin
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 4 ounces strawberry mixture
  • Basil leaves, for garnish

Directions

For the strawberry mixture

  • Combine the Wish Farms strawberries, rhubarb, basil, sugar and lemon juice in a deep container. Use your hands to squish the ingredients together; do not puree in a blender or food processor, because the seeds will cause the mixture to become bitter.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours; the pulp will rise to the top.
  • Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer, being careful not to force any pulp through. Discard the pulp. You should have 1 1/2 cups of strained liquid. Reserve 4 ounces.
  • Remaining mixture may be kept refrigerated for 3 to 4 days.

Drink Assembly

  • Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add the Lillet Blanc, gin, lemon juice and the 4 ounces of strawberry mixture; stir well, then divide among glasses.
  • Pour and enjoy!