Shavuot doesn’t just mark the end of seven weeks of counting; it also marks the end of spring and beginning of summer. In Georgia, local strawberries are abundant in the spring and bring an incredible sweetness you won’t find with strawberries shipped in from other regions.
- 2 ounces whiskey (or any other spirit you prefer)
- 1 ounce lemon juice
- ½ ounce strawberry-thyme syrup*
- 2 dashes angostura bitters
Shake all the ingredients together with ice and double strain into a stemmed cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon wheel or strawberry slice.
* Strawberry-thyme syrup: Bring 1 cup of chopped, fresh strawberries, a handful of fresh thyme sprigs, ½ cup sugar and ½ cup water to a boil, then simmer for a few minutes. Cool and strain.