Drink Of The Week - Strawberry Muddle

Strawberry MuddleGet in those last minute strawberries for a dream of a drink. Don't even bother stirring—you want the heavy cubes to hold down bright bits of berry as well as keep the drink good and cold. Recipe courtesy of Jon Hoeber,via Bon Appétit.

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 cups chopped hulled strawberries
6 thin lemon slices
Ice cubes
1 750-ml bottle chilled Prosecco

1. Stir sugar and water in heavy small saucepan over medium-low heat until sugar dissolves. Increase heat and bring to boil. Cool syrup.

2. Divide strawberries among six 6- to 8-ounce glasses; add 1 tablespoon syrup to each and mash with muddler or handle of wooden spoon.

3. Add lemon slice to each and mash to release flavor. Add several ice cubes to each glass, then fill with Prosecco.