Drink of the Week: Strawberry Collins

It’s been a tough week between potty training trials and tribulations (look for a blog on that soon), crazy thunderstorms and night waking on top of the usual deadlines. Add in a craftastrophe and I’m looking forward to my weekly dose of medication in a hurricane glass.

Enter the Stawberry Collins from the Sandstone Lounge at the Hyatt Calgary’s summer cocktail menu. I am new to gin cocktails and this drink hits all the right notes. You can taste the gin and lime juice right away, but plunge deeper with the straw and you’ll come away with sweet strawberry puree. It’s very refreshing — just what mommy needs before she picks the children up from school!

It’s sweet and tart plus — bonus! — there’s gin.

Strawberry Collins

  • 1-1/2 oz No. 3 gin
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. simple syrup
  • Soda water
  • 2 tbsp. strawberry puree

Build the drink over ice in a hurricane glass. Add the gin, lemon juice and simple syrup, top with soda water, then dollop on the strawberry puree. Stir. Yum.

–Recipe courtesy Tracy Burton, Sandstone Lounge

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One response to “Drink of the Week: Strawberry Collins

  1. Nice drink- we will try this with our strawberries. thx

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