Spring Strawberry Smash

Strawberry Spring Smash - ruthieandrose.com

It’s already the middle of April and that means we’re in the thick of strawberry season! One of my most favorite fruits, strawberries are so versatile when it comes to cocktails. I’ll be really honest, this week has been a tough one thus far – and it’s only Wednesday! So I am definitely in need of a mid-week boozy pick-me-up.

The hubs and I celebrated the impending hump day late last night by concocting this simple smash, which was super easy to shake up. And since the main ingredient is strawberries – we always tend to have them on hand this time of year!

Spring Strawberry Smash for One

Ingredients:
– 1 teaspoon sugar (add a little more if you like it extra sweet)
– 1 ounce of lemon juice
– 6 fresh strawberries, 3 hulled, 2 sliced and 1 reserved for garnish
– 2 ounces white rum
– 1 ounce pineapple juice
– blackberries, to garnish

Directions:
In a mason jar or tall glass, muddle the 3 strawberries with the sugar and lemon juice really well to help dissolve the sugar. Add the white rum and pineapple juice and muddle a little more. Finally, add crushed ice and drop in the sliced strawberries and give it a good stir.

Top with some blackberries (or another fave berry of your choice!) A sprig of mint would also be a nice garnish for this easy cocktail for one.

Cheers to Humpday – this springtime smash is sure to boost your spirits!