Strawberry Smash
© Frances Janisch

Strawberry Smash

  • SERVINGS: Makes 1 drink

To make a thicker, fruitier version of this summer drink, don't strain it (discarding the muddled mint leaves is optional).


  1. 6 strawberries, plus 1 strawberry, halved, for garnish
  2. 6 to 8 mint leaves, plus 1 mint sprig for garnish
  3. Ice
  4. 2 ounces melon puree or juice
  5. 1/2 ounce Simple Syrup
  6. 2 ounces chilled club soda
  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the whole strawberries and mint leaves. Add ice and the melon puree and Simple Syrup and shake well. Strain into an ice-filled highball glass and stir in the club soda. Garnish with the halved strawberry and mint sprig.