After a long work week, who doesn’t want to enjoy a refreshing cocktail while lounging by the patio or living room, just enjoying the simple things in life? That’s definitely a dream week-ender! To enjoy this dream weekend sip, and before summer officially ends, here is a gin fizz recipe from Karlynn Johnston’s recipe book, The Prairie Table. Enjoy this sweet cocktail, made even better by Karlynn’s unique strawberry rhubarb syrup!
Looking forward to a great gin fizz drink this weekend? Read on to learn how to make Karlynn’s favourite gin fizz recipe!
Strawberry Rhubarb Gin Fizz Recipe
What You Need:
1½ cups gin
1½ cups Strawberry Rhubarb Simple Syrup (see below)
1 oz lemon juice
1 bottle (750 mL) sparkling pink Moscato
1 lemon, sliced thinly
Rhubarb stalks, for garnish
For Strawberry Rhubarb Simple Syrup
2 cups water
2 cups white sugar
4 cups chopped rhubarb (fresh or frozen)
2 cups chopped frozen strawberries
What to Do:
Place the gin, simple syrup, and lemon juice in a pitcher filled about one-third with ice.
Pour in the Moscato and then add the lemon slices. Stir with a long-handled bar spoon and let cool for about 5 minutes before serving.
Garnish with rhubarb stalks.
For the Strawberry Rhubarb Simple Syrup
Place the water in a saucepan over medium heat and bring to a slow boil.
Add the sugar and stir until dissolved.
Add the rhubarb and strawberries, and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove from the heat and let cool.
Strain into a sealed glass jar and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Serve and enjoy cold!
(Excerpted from The Prairie Table by Karlynn Johnston. Copyright © 2019 Karlynn Johnston. Published by Appetite by Random House®, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.)