As the temperature in the city is starting to rise, its about time for those refreshing summer drinks. And taking advantage of the seasonal availbility of strawberries here I present a simple and delicious improvisation to the caiprinhia/mojito kind of cocktail family. I call it "Stuboto".

What you need is 45 ml Gin/Vodka/Rum (clear poison of your choice), I used Beefeater Gin. 4 Fresh straberries, 1 lime, 60 to 90 ml cranberry juice, 15 ml Chambord (raspberry liquor, u could use syrup if liquor not available), 2 tsp sugar and some ice.

Cut strawberries into halves and muddle them with the juice of half lime and sugar in a shaker tin. Add scoopful of ice, gin, chambord and cranberry juice. Shake it with love and empty the concoction along with ice into an old fashioned glass. choose your garnish the way you like. perfect drink for ladies who prefer the sweet drinks that mask the smell of the spirit well. Pairt it with some bbq and you are good to roll.

About Shank

Shank is a cocktail enthusiast & a self-proclaimed mixologist. He likes to experiment with spirits. He has traveled around a bit visiting hundreds of bars and tasting the buzziest of alcohols, cocktails and shooters.

Shank spent early years of his dizziness in Mumbai. He has lived in Hyderabad for long and for the past few years is chilling his glass in Bangalore.

He is currently busy spreading his love for spirits through this blog - Cocktail Nirvana.

This blog is part of his ongoing quest for fine spirits, creative cocktails and classic mixology. These online journals will capture his cocktail inventions, adventures with alcohol, trips to bars, meeting with ace mixologists, lessons in the art of drinking and much more.

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