Strawberry-Balsamic Smash

Serving Size: 1

Fresh, sweet, and tart, this one has it all.


  • 2 1/2" lime wedges
  • 2 two 1/2" rounds of cucumber
  • 1 fresh hulled strawberry
  • 1 Tbsp simple syrup
  • 0.5 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 0.25 cup gin
  • cucumber round


Using a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon, mash two 1/2" lime wedges, two 1/2" rounds of cucumber, 1 fresh hulled strawberry, 1 Tbsp. Simple Syrup (click for recipe), and 1/2 tsp. balsamic vinegar in a 16-oz. mixing glass or a cocktail shaker 4–5 times just to release juices and oils. Add 1/4 cup gin. Transfer to an Old Fashioned glass. Fill halfway with crushed ice, stir, then mound more crushed ice on top. Garnish with a cucumber round.

Recipe courtesy of: Damon Boelte
Image Credit: Zach DeSart

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