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Artemis Flower

Named after the goddess of the hunt, this herbal, spiked twist on classic strawberry limeade balances the richness from the bourbon and sambuca with summery strawberry and thyme. “The strawberry and anise flavors work beautifully with the thyme,” says New Orleans bartender Danny Valdez. “And the bourbon and demerara provide depth, while the acid from the lime adds a summery brightness.”

1 fresh strawberry, halved
2 sprigs fresh thyme
2 oz. bourbon
3/4 oz. demerara syrup (2:1)
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
1/2 oz. sambuca
Ice cubes
Club soda
Tools: muddler, shaker, strainer
Glass: Collins or double rocks
Garnish: thyme-wrapped strawberry (optional)

Muddle the strawberry and thyme in the bottom of a shaker. Add remaining ingredients except club soda and shake with ice. Pour into an ice-filled Collins glass, top with the soda and garnish.

Danny Valdez, Cure, New Orleans

 

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