by Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez / Saturday, February 2, 2013
I'll Drink to That: Strawberry-Infused Gin + Strawberry Ice Cubes
And then for Christmas, I was surprised. It's a rare thing for me to be surprised by a gift, as I usually have to HINT at what I actually want. And, or need. I'd dropped a few not-so- casual suggestions that may or may not have involved the ridiculous camera on my Average (ummm...as in not Smart) phone.
A tablet was not one of those gentle suggestions. Sure, I wanted one. But I never really let myself dream of it, because I just didn't think it was doable right now. My husband has a way of pulling off the impossible. Sometimes I'm curious as to how he does it. This time, I didn't care - didn't want to question. I was shocked into silence when I tore off the wrapping paper (and a "decoy" box, mind you) to find a tablet. A tablet of my very own. My very first app was Instagram.
That said, I really wanted to talk booze today. Infused booze, to be exact. It's not random, I have a plan for this strawberry-colored (and lightly flavored) gin. But you will have to wait until next weekend to find out what exactly that plan is.
Consider it a heads-up. Make a batch of this and have it ready and waiting. It's going to be a cocktail that is totally pretty-in-pink. Mmm hmm. You know what holiday is just around the corner. Just witness the lovey-dovey ice cubes I've sneaked (snuck?) in alongside the booze for whimsy.
- ~8 ripe strawberries, hulled & sliced
- 1 sprig fresh rosemary, optional (see notes)
- 8 floz. Gin
Michiana-based food, drink, and travel writer with a fondness for garlic, freshly baked bread, stinky cheese, single malt Scotch, and Mexican food—who believes that immersing herself in different cultures one bite at a time is the best path to enlightenment.