Valley Shine Distillery
Remember when summer was filled with popsicles, berries and lazy afternoons in the sun? If you can’t, I’d recommend stopping by Valley Shine Distillery, where their Strawberry Fizz is the closest you’ll get to recapturing the icy goodies of your childhood. Both sweet and slightly frothy, the Strawberry Fizz is reminiscent of a melted popsicle with ample childhood nostalgia. From the club soda tang to the smooth berry flavor, it’s ideal for relaxing after exploring all that downtown Mount Vernon has to offer.
Enjoy this hit from the spring and summer menu next to the distillery’s front windows where the sun illuminates their sleek decor. Ask to hear the story of owner Ben Lazowski’s grandfather supplying Al Capone with alcohol during Prohibition, or sample some prosciutto-wrapped prawns to contrast your cocktail selection. Either way, the Strawberry Fizz will dissolve any lingering winter blues and bring back that summertime joy.
Ingredients: Ascension vodka, strawberry puree, fresh lemon, club soda and powdered sugar. $8.50
320 S. 1st St., Mount Vernon
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