Killian’s Tavern Strawberry Rhubarb Spring Fling
(as featured on Savor Dakota Episode 1: Spring)
Created by Nick Caton and Drafted by MJ Adams
1/2 cup sliced strawberries, loosely packed
1/2 cup of thinly sliced rhubarb, loosely packed
1/4 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of Calumet Bourbon Whiskey
2 cups of club soda
In a cocktail shaker, place the strawberries, rhubarb, sugar and Calumet whiskey.
Give a stir and add in 2 cups of club soda and 3/4 cup of ice cubes (preferably small or crushed).
Give this a good shake for at least 30 seconds. Pour into 2 glasses,
When you add in the strawberries and the rhubarb, take a muddler, which can be picked up at any kitchen shop, and use it to smash the fruit till it is bruised and the flavors are released.
To this add a 1/4 cup of simple syrup.
Add in the whiskey, the 2 cups of club soda and ice cubes. Give the cocktail shaker a good shake up and down vigorously for at least 30 minutes. Pour into 2 glasses, enjoy.
Canadian Whiskey is lighter would be a nice choice for a lot of blended drinks. Choose whiskey by your preference.
To make your own simple syrup combine equal parts of sugar and water in a pan. Bring to a boil and give a good stir to help the sugar melt into the water and leave to cool. This syrup can be kept in your refrigerator for at least a week or so and used as a sweetener to any iced beverage or cocktail.
Instead of whiskey you could use 1/2 cup of fresh squeezed lemon juice and bump up the simple syrup to 1/2 cup.
OR use non alchoholic ginger beer as a refreshing option.