Strawberry Collins

What’s more refreshing than a traditional Collins? One with garden-fresh cucumber and strawberry, of course!

1 fresh strawberry
2 fresh cucumber wheels
1 oz. gin
1 oz. sweet vermouth
3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz. simple syrup (1:1)
Club soda
Tools: shaker, muddler, strainer
Glass: Collins
Garnish: cucumber wheel and fresh strawberry half

In the base of a shaker, gently muddle strawberry and cucumber. Add remaining ingredients, except club soda, and shake with ice. Strain into an ice-filled glass and garnish.

Lantern’s Keep, New York City