Step 1: Crush Strawberries
after cutting the green tops off of your fresh strawberries crush them, though, not so much that they turn into a paste. Crush them just enough to break each one up.
Step 2: Add Fresh Mint
This is usually best with them stems still attached to aid in removal later. After adding the mint - LIGHTLY grind it. You don't want to tear up or break apart the leaves and stems.
Step 3: One Good Squeeze Lemon Juice
The title says it all! (= Just a good squeeze of lemon, about 1 teaspoon I would assume.
Step 4: ICE!
Add your crushed ice!
Step 5: GINGER! *optional*
I would suggest grated ginger (FRESH !! NEVER SUBSTITUTE THE POWDER! ) I like to use a few ginger shavings, but that is just my aesthetic preference.
Step 6: SHAKE!! (=
Do this in a shaker - or at least something with a lid! (=
Step 7: Make Your Glass Snazzy Sweet Yo!
Here you have the option of making this prettier or not!
Line the rim of a *snazzy* glass with course sanding sugar (the kind your mom uses for sugar cookie decoration)
Step 8: STRAIN - *optional*
Some people don't like the pulp int heir drinks! I am not one of those people! (=
Step 9: Sober Licious Mocktail!!!
If you don't strain your drink, I suggest adding more crushed ice to the top to act as a barrier between you and the mint stems/leaves - they can be ferocious!!!
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