Whiskey Bar is a Rock & Roll inspired cocktail venue that serves up some of downtown Boise’s best classic and creatively inspired drinks. And while they lean towards brown spirits, (200-ish whiskeys behind the bar), you can still find 44º North in the mix. In this episode of Farm to Glass Cocktails, Mixologist Chris Bailey creates for us the Beatles inspired—Strawberry Fields.
The Strawberry Fields
- 1.5 oz 44º North Magic Valley Wheat Vodka
- .25 oz Strawberry Puree
- 3 Dashes Rhubarb Bitters
- 1/2 Fresh Squeezed Lemon
- .5 oz Simple Syrup
- Muddle it all
- Add Ice to Shaker
- Strain into Jar with Ice and Lemon Slices
- Spritz with Sprite
- Add Straws, Basil and Strawberry for Garnish
Asking for a strawberry drink in a serious whiskey bar can take some courage. There just aren’t that many classics which call for this fresh fruit; but we’re here to tell you that the strawberry is the perfect complement to your cocktail, adding a sweet multidimensional burst of flavor. Bailey’s concoction combines the acidity of the fresh squeezed lemon and the sugary-sweet finish of the strawberry with the full-bodied flavor of 44º North Magic Valley Wheat Vodka. The result? An incredibly crisp, easy to drink cocktail.