Good Humor is an ice cream company that produces many a tasty treat, and queen among them is the Strawberry Shortcake ice cream bar. Death & Co’s Brad Farran set out to reproduce this peerless desert, calling on genever for its malty cereal flavor, and strawberry liqueur for its candy-berry sweetness (you could use strawberry syrup instead, in a pinch).
Farran’s original recipe used both jonge and oude genever, with the latter making up a third of the total. We’ve tried it with just a jonge genever, too, and it’s perfectly tasty, although the aged stuff does indeed contribute to a more realistic interpretation of the ice cream bar.
Muddle the strawberry in a shaker. Add the remaining ingredients and ice, and shake vigorously. Strain into a large short glass filled with crushed or pebble ice, and garnish with a fresh strawberry.
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