Most of you love muddled cocktails and I'm a huge fan, too — especially if irresistible strawberries are involved. This weekend I pulled out the muddler and made a delicious cocktail with strawberries, homemade simple syrup, Prosecco, and lemon. If you don't have a muddler, you can easily use the handle of a wooden spoon. I made a big batch of simple syrup, so I can whip up cocktails quickly all month long. This refreshing mixed drink is perfect for sipping throughout the sizzling late Spring and early Summer. Want to make one for yourself? Keep reading for the recipe.
Today, many people (myself included!) are enjoying a refreshing mint julep in honor of the Kentucky Derby. While I love this sort of cocktail, which is made with muddled herbs and (or) fruit, I know not everyone is a fan. Some prefer clean cocktails that are strained and free of floating fruit chunks and herb leaves. What is your opinion on the matter? Do you mind if a drink is filled with stuff or do you prefer plain spirit and mixer?