Strawberry Rhubarb Fizz

Posted on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

The benefits of reorganizing our bottles of liquor continue. I found several bottles of infused liquor I had forgotten about. One was Strawberry-Infused Tequila. I’ll confess it was over a year old. After a sniff and a sip, I declared it still tasty. A bottle of Rhubarb Dry Soda had come home with me from the grocery store. And my bay plant had survived our first major deep freeze. So a bay leaf went into the strawberry-infused tequila just for the heck of it. With some tinkering of proportions, and the addition of some sweet (simple syrup) and sour (lemon juice), I had a fruity, bubbly, not too sweet cocktail.

Strawberry Rhubarb Fizz

  • 2 ounces strawberry-infused tequila
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon simple syrup
  • 4 ounces Rhubarb Dry Soda
  • couple of dashes rhubarb bitters (or Peychaud’s)
  • bay leaf

Mix with ice and strain into a glass. Garnish with a bay leaf.

Strawberry Bay Infused Tequila

Infusing the tequila with fresh, organic strawberries is a snap.  Fill a quart sized glass jar with 2 to 3 cups of tequila.  Add 1 to 2 cups of strawberries – frozen are fine.  Just eyeball the proportions that look good to you. Add a fresh bay leaf (dried is fine).  Cover the jar tightly, and let it sit in a dark, cool place for one to two weeks, shaking occasionally.  Pour through a strainer into a clean bottle. Freeze the strawberries in small clumps overnight. An ice cube tray or mini muffin tin works great. Then transfer the berries to a freezer container for future cocktail additions.

 

Here is my Mama Beth recipe for another enjoyable way to use your bottle of Strawberry-Infused Tequila. (So you don’t forget about it in the back of your liquor shelves!)

Strawberry Spring Cocktail Recipe

2 ounces strawberry-infused tequila

1 ounce limoncello

big squeeze of fresh lemon juice

2 dashes or 5-6 drops of Meyer Lemon Bitters  (I heartily recommend the Meyer Lemon by Brooklyn Hemispherical Bitters)

Mix the ingredients and pour into a glass filled with ice.  You can top your cocktail off with some club soda or ginger ale for some fizz.

Garnish with a slice of lemon and a sprig of lemon balm.

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