STRAWBERRY TEQUILA LIMEADE

I've recently taken to bringing my drink creations across the road for my neighbours to enjoy.  They are lovely people who know I work a lot so I frequently come home to find my weeds pulled, my trash cans brought in or out or the walkway shoveled in winter.  The way I figure it I owe them at least weekly drinks for being so sweet and kind to me.  Sadly, last week I missed our weekly meet up because I was working an event.  When our usual meet up time came, my phone went off.  I took a quick break, glanced at my phone and found a text from my neighbour.  It was an “official” notification that informed me that I was in breach of our weekly cocktail supplying contract.  The next morning when I saw one of them on their front porch I told them how happy it made me to know they looked so forward to sharing drinks on a weekly basis and that I promise to make it up to them.   So, as I left my office tonight I shuffled ideas around my mind.  I arrive home head to the kitchen, open the fridge then see the leftover strawberry simple syrup from our GREAT CANADIAN COCKTAIL.  I open a drawer and spot a pile of limes from when I made MILDLY MINTY MOJITO’s – Combine the 2 and a little tequila and we’ve got this week’s drink – A refreshing tasty summertime Strawberry Tequila limeade.

Here's what you'll need:

 

1 1/2 cup water

3/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice (about 8 limes)

1/2 cup Tromba Tequila

1/2 cup strawberry simple syrup (get the recipe at http://www.soulsnaxs.com/index.php/node/300 )

4 strawberries for garnish

4 slices of lime for garnish

(serves 4)

 

STAGE 1 

Add the water, lime juice, tequila and the strawberry simple syrup to a large pitcher and stir to combine.  Cover the pitcher and store it in the fridge until it's completely chilled.  Add a slice of strawberry and a slice of lime to each glass then add ice then pour the strawberry tequila limeade into your glasses and serve.

TIPS

                                   

If you don't have time to make strawberry simple syrup you can just muddle some fresh strawberries with sugar.  You'll need about a dozen strawberries and ½ cup of sugar. Put them in a small cup and mash them together.

 

You can make this in advance and store it in the fridge for a day or 2.  If you're doing that though make sure to store it in an airtight container or simply add the tequila when you’re ready to serve.

 

To get the most juice out of your limes let them come to room temperature then roll them with moderate pressure against the counter.

This wonderful Tequila cocktail creation is courtesy of Laurie Martel - No, I'm not a chef but I love cooking, baking, mixing cocktails and sharing my creations as a way to express myself