This is a twist on a classic British cocktail, the "Pimm's Cup." In place of the Pimm's spirits (which can be difficult to find), we use vodka and a purée of strawberries spiked with fresh ginger and ginger beer for a sprightly summer beverage. This cocktail is refreshingly different and sure to please ginger fans!
1 ½ cup
chopped strawberries (plus 4 whole berries for garnish)
peeled fresh ginger (each about the size of a quarter, chopped)
vodka (or more to taste)
1 ½ cup
ginger beer (chilled)
Place the strawberries, sugar, ginger, and vodka in a blender and purée until smooth, stopping the machine to scrape down the sides once or twice.
Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a pitcher. Add the ice and ginger beer to the pitcher and stir to combine. Divide the mixture among 4 pretty glasses and garnish each serving with a strawberry. Serve immediately.