A little sweet. A little tart. And a whole lot refreshing.

3 oz. citrus vodka (I like Ketel One or Absolute)
2 or 3 fresh strawberries, finely chopped
1 oz. lemon juice
1 oz. simple syrup
Sugar for rim of martini glass
Lemon slice for rimming glass and for garnish
Fresh strawberry for garnish


Rub the rim of a martini glass with a slice of lemon and then dip into sugar sprinkled onto a saucer to rim the glass.  Muddle the strawberries in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Fill shaker with ice and add remaining ingredients. Shake well, strain into the martini glass and garnish with a slice of lemon and/or a strawberry.