So I had some inspiration with some fresh strawberries and some homegrown mint, so I decided to try to make a blender muddled cocktail. Blender muddling is a technique described in “Liquid Intelligence” by Dave Arnold. It’s designed to maximize flavor extraction while minimizing oxidation. I think this is really simple and flavorful cocktail. This recipe I have described will serve 3 people.
- 1/3 cup white rum
- 1/4 cup cheap scotch (I used highland queen majesty)
- 6 medium strawberries
- 6 sugar cubes
- A handful of mint leaves, freshly picked
- 1/3 cup water to dilute
- 6 ice cubes.
Blend all ingredients together using a standard blender making sure that the mint leaves are fully submerged for about 30 seconds. Filter into a glass using a funnel and cloth bag. You can probably get away with using an ordinary strainer, but I didn’t have one handy.
This is a really simple and very strong cocktail I hope you enjoy it.