“This is a lower ABV (alcohol by volume) option for summer. Instead of 2 ounces of gin, I split it into 1 ounce of local Los Angeles gin and 1 ounce of Lillet Rose aperitif wine. The strawberries make all those berry and fruit lillet notes pop, while the orange zest rounds out all the lovely spice notes of the gin.”
1. In a rocks glass, muddle two fresh trimmed and cleaned strawberries.
2. Add gin and lillet to the glass. Fill halfway with crushed ice and use a swizzle stick or a bar spoon to swizzle until the glass is frosty.
3. Add the tonic water, top with crushed ice, and garnish with an orange peel.