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Strawberry, Honey & Lime Spritzer
Strawberry Honey & Lime Puree
1 lb of ripe strawberries, washed and chopped
1/4 cup of raw honey
Zest from 1 lime
Strawberry Honey & Lime Sptrizer
1/4 cup Strawberry Honey & Lime Puree (more if you like your drink sweet!)
Juice from 1/2 a lime (optional)
1.5 ounces of vodka (optional)
Lime wedge to garnish
Wash and chop all of your strawberries, then set them aside in a heatproof bowl.
Measure out your raw honey and add it to a small sauce pan with your lime zest. Heat your honey over low heat until the mixture starts to bubble. Allow it to bubble for 1 to 2 minutes while stirring and then remove it from the heat.
Pour the hot honey and lime syrup over your strawberries and stir together until all of your strawberries are coated. Allow this mixture to sit for at least 20 minutes. Your strawberries will start to absorb the liquid and become soft and syrupy.
Once the strawberries are done, you can add them to a blender. Blend together until a puree forms. This will only take 30 seconds or so.
To assemble your cocktail you will need a glass full of ice, half of a lime and your shot of vodka. You will also need your sparkling water. I simply used water made with my soda stream, but you can use tonic water if that is what you have on hand. Pour your puree into the bottom of the glass over your ice cubes. Now add your shot of vodka. If you like your drink to be a little on the tart side you can add the juice from 1/2 of a lime. Fill the remainder of your glass with sparkling water and stir.
If you are planning on making these non-alcoholic, omit the vodka, but repeat all of the other steps.( I suspect that this would also we very good with a little bit of lemonade in the mix.)