An interesting mix of summer and fall, sweet and savory.
STRAWBERRY BALSAMIC SMASH
Using a muddler, mash two 1/2 inch rounds of cucumber, two 1/2 inch lime wedges, one fresh hulled strawberry, 1 tablespoon agave nectar, and 1 teaspoon of balsamic vinegar, in a cocktail shaker, 4 to 5 times, just to release juices and oils.
Add 1/4 cup gin. Transfer to a glass filled halfway with ice, stir.
Recipe adapted from Bon Appetit, August 2012