Wimbledon is finally back and it’s in full swing. We haven’t been lucky enough to be at the tournament this year so we’re watching from afar, with good food and drinks to hand, of course. With over 28,000kg of strawberries consumed at Wimbledon each year it seemed fitting to create a drink made with the most British of berries.
The strawberries for this cocktail are baked in the oven, as like most fruit, adding heat creates a whole new level of intense flavour, making it the base for a perfect summer cocktail. Who knows, we might even get some sun to go with it too? Might.
400g fresh strawberries
50ml dry gin
2 tbsp caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
Juice of 1 lime
Pinch of sea salt
A good pinch of ground black or pink pepper (or both)
A few basil leaves
Comment below if you have any Wimbledon ready recipes.