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Slightly Sour Strawberry Smash

A strawberry old fashioned with a sweet and sour taste. The walnut cordial is somewhat sour and balances the sweetness and fruitiness of the strawberry much like balsamic vinegar in a strawberry salad. Sounds weird. Tastes great. Right click and save the image to import into Highball.


  • 2oz Bourbon (I usually use Buffalo Trace)
  • 1/4oz Simple or Maple Syrup
  • 1/4oz Black Walnut Cordial
  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • 1 strawberry

Pour the bourbon, bitters, walnut cordial, and syrup into a mixing glass. Slice the strawberry into thin slices. Macerate half of the strawberry in the liquor. Save the rest for a garnish. Add ice and stir gently. Strain and serve in a tumbler with a large ice cube. Garnish with the remaining strawberry.

Recipe for the Slightly Sour Strawberry Smash