A four-way cultural mix: from the US, northern strawberries and southern spirit; from Italy, northern Balsamic vinegar and southern-style lemon granita… all come together in delicious harmony.
Course aperitif, Dessert
Dish Type Cocktail
Ingredient bourbon, lemon granita, strawberry
Author Annette Tomei
1chilled martini glass
1small ice-cream scoop
1inpiece of peeled fresh gingercut into small bits
1tspaged Balsamic vinegar
4dashes Angostura bitters
1injigger Kentucky BourbonBullitt Kentucky Bourbon was usedthe development of this recipe
1small scoop lemon sorbet or granitaapproximately 1/8 cup, homemade or purchased
1lemon sliceseeds removed
Macerate the strawberry and ginger:
Place the strawberry slices and ginger in a small microwave safe bowl, top with the vinegar; stir well. Cover and microwave for approximately 30 seconds. Allow to sit covered for at least 30 minutes, up to 3 hours, or until cooled completely (longer equals more flavor). This part can be done in larger proportions then chilled and stored in the refrigerator for 1 day.
Prepare the cocktail:
In mixing glass, muddle the strawberry-ginger mixture with the bitters until the ginger and berries are well bruised. Fill the glass halfway with ice; pour in Bourbon and agave nectar. Stir vigorously.
Place scoop of sorbet in the chilled glass; strain the cocktail over the sorbet. Serve garnished with a lemon slice and a swizzle stick.