Here is a fun cocktail that is all about the fruit. The tart sweetness of the strawberry melds nicely with the liquor. Great party drink. Could even be done in a big pitcher as a punch, multiply by 10 for a quart of cocktails.
1 oz Bulldog London Dry Gin
1 oz Carpano Antica Vermouth
1/2 oz Amaro Montenegro
1/2 oz St. Germain
Fresh Driscoll Strawberries
Slice the berries and muddle well in the amaro, add ice, vermouth gin, stir very well.
Served on the rocks with a slice of lemon.
I chose the Carpano Antica because it has softer more nuanced flavors than say Cocchi Torino. Let the strawberry juice stand out. Montenegro because it is a little sweeter less herbaceous than Cynar or Campari.
St. Germain to add another element of flavor that balanced the drink quite well.