Strawberry Smash


  • 2 wedges Lime
  • 2 medium slices Cucumber (peeled and seeded)
  • 1 fresh hulled strawberry
  • 1 tablespoon simple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 cup gin
  • crushed ice


  1. Using a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon, mash lime wedges, cucumber rounds, strawberry, simple syrup and 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.