Strawberry-Balsamic Tequila Sour
2 1/2 ounces sliced strawberries (about 8)
1/2 ounce simple syrup
3/4 ounces lime juice
1/4 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
10 mint leaves
2 1/2 ounces tequila
mint sprig and strawberry, for garnish
Fill a cocktail class with a good amount of ice and set aside.
Using a cocktail shaker, add the strawberries, simple syrup, lime juice, balsamic vinegar. Muddle the mixture until the berries begin to dissolve.
Add the mint leaves and muddle only a few more times. Note: If you muddle the leaves too much, they become bitter.
Add the tequila and a cup of ice. Shake vigorously.
Pour the mixture into the prepared glass. Garnish with a mint sprig and a whole strawberry.