“Early June” Cocktail with Ripe Strawberries, Fresh Mint, and—of course—Whiskey

Posted on June 11, 2016

Early June Cocktail

June is upon us. Summer has begun. When we retire each evening from a hard day’s labor, we yearn to sit on our back porch, bask in the warm weather, and sip a delicious cocktail. There, we survey our kingdom and reflect on our triumphs. Most of all, we savor the delicious whiskey. Other spirits are pleasant too. But, whiskey, usually whiskey, is our jam.

As inquisitive blokes, we search out new concoctions. We mix. We modify. We experiment. Some recipes fail. Although with whiskey as the core component, failure is relative. Other recipes soar, earning a coveted spot in the rotation.

Being June, and having a garden brimming with early arrivals, we decided to incorporate ripe strawberries and fresh mint into our Friday night cocktail. The result? Great success! We’ve dubbed it “Early June.”

“Early June” Cocktail


  • Four strawberries (three sliced; one whole for garnish)
  • One mint leaf
  • One tablespoon of honey
  • Two ounces of whiskey
  • Two ounce of ginger beer


In a rocks glass, muddle the three sliced strawberries and the one mint leaf. Add the honey and the whisky. Stir. Add ginger beer. Stir once. Add ice. Garnish with a whole strawberry. Drink.

Homegrown Strawberries

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