Bright and refreshing. Tart and sweet. Extremely crushable. The strawberry lemonade you never knew you were missing.
1.5oz (45ml) SKYY Vodka
0.5oz (15ml) Aperol
0.5oz (15ml) Rich Vanilla Syrup*
0.75oz (22.5ml) Lemon juice
3 strawberries (2 quartered to muddle, 1 for garnish)
In a shaker tin, muddle 2 strawberries. Add all other ingredients, except soda water, to the shaker. Fill with ice and shake until chilled. Double strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass and top with soda water. Garnish with a strawberry and thyme.
*Rich Vanilla Syrup: Combine 250 grams of sugar and 125 grams of water in a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat and stir until dissolved. Let cool and stir in 1 tbsp of vanilla extract.