I’m offering a recipe for what I think is one of many perfect martini recipes. Strawberry Moon in New England comes around the same time that locally grown strawberries are ready to pick. So, adhering to the idea of eating what’s in season and locally grown, here’s the recipe:
One ripe locally grown strawberry
One and a half ounces Hendricks gin
Sugar as needed
Ice one small rocks glass in freezer for 15 minutes, then run the rim with the strawberry and dip in sugar as desired.
Muddle the strawberry in the prepped glass.
Put two ice cubes into the prepped glass and pour one and a half ounces of iced Hendricks gin over the ice.
Enjoy the fresh taste of NE strawberries and luscious Hendricks. As dessert to a strawberry, spinach, blueberry with feta salad? Impeccable.
Enjoy the warmth of the season.