While at the grocers picking up veg for my Summer Tart I spied a large box of English Strawberries for £1.70 so I thought I would do a dessert as well.
Again, being lazy, I wanted to keep it simple but big on flavour.
I decided to attempt to combine the flavours of a Mojito (easily my favourite cocktail after a Vesper Martini) along with the summer classic of Strawberries and Cream.
Punnet of English Strawberries
Mint leaves (to taste)
25ml measure of Golden Rum
1 Tbsp golden Caster Sugar
250ml Double cream
1Tbsp Icing sugar
Remove the stalk from about half of the strawberries and cut in half.
Place in a bowl and pour over the Rum and Caster Sugar
Rip up some mint leaves and add them to bowl.
Mix up and leave for an hour or so.
Whisk up the cream until stiff using an electic hand whisk or elbow power.
Beat in icing sugar.
Tip in the contents of the bowl and mix in gently.
Thinly slice some remaining strawberries and place in the bottom of a martini glass.
Spoon over the strawberries and cream
Garnish with a sprig of mint and more strawberries