Monday 13 December 2021

Three Strawberry Thief Cocktails/Mocktails



3 medium strawberries

1-2 tsp (4-8 g) sugar

6 fresh mint leaves, torn, plus more for garnish

1.5 oz (43 ml) Bourbon* 
*Replace with pomegranate juice for a mocktail*

1/2 oz Grenadine

1 tbsp (15 ml) fresh lemon juice

1/4 tsp dark balsamic (or 2 dashes of Angostura bitters)



In a rocks glass muddle the strawberries and sugar together, fill the glass with ice (or use whole frozen strawberries).

In a large cocktail shaker, add the torn mint leaves, bourbon, grenadine, lemon juice and balsamic.  Fill the shaker with ice.  Shake well and strain into the glass.  Garnish with fresh mint sprigs.  Enjoy!


2. STrAWBERRY Holiday Mulled Wine


1 bottle of red wine*, recommended Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot
*Replace with non alcoholic wine or fruit juice of choice for a non-alcoholic alternative*

2 cups of pure apple cider

1/4 cup of pure maple syrup OR honey
*Omit if using a sweetened juice for a non-alcoholic alternative*

3 whole cloves

Peel of 2 small oranges or 1 large one

Handful of orange slices (for garnish)

2 cinnamon sticks

1 star anise pod

1/4 cup of brandy

1 cup of sliced frozen strawberries


Combine all ingredients into a stockpot set over medium heat, do not boil or the alcohol in the wine will evaporate completely. 

Bring to a low simmer and heat for about 20 mins while stirring often. Lower the heat and allow it to cool slightly before loading it into mugs or heat-proof glasses.

Garnish it with a cinnamon stick, additional orange slices and some more frozen strawberries before serving.


3. sparkling STRAWBERRY THIEF 


1 bottle of Champagne*
*Replace with ginger ale or sparkling beverage of choice for a non-alcoholic alternative*

1 cup strawberries, fresh or frozen

2 Tbsp sugar

juice of 1 lime or 1/4 cup passionfruit juice

2-4 strawberries for garnish


If you're using frozen strawberries, defrost them. Mash or macerate the strawberries with the sugar. Add the lime/passionfruit juice to the puree.

Place 1-2 tablespoons of the puree at the bottom of your glass and top with Champagne or sparkling beverage of choice. Garnish with strawberries, whole or sliced.

Monday 6 December 2021

WMSC Zoom Holiday Cocktail Hour


WMSC Zoom Holiday Cocktail Hour!

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the WMSC!

Wednesday December 15th, 2021 at 5:30 - 6:30 pm EST
Members only Zoom Event 

Have a "Strawberry Thief" recipe to share?

We’ll walk down memory lane to look at the early days of the WMSC, and the great WMSC trips over the years. We will also have some small group breakout rooms for chats, which people enjoyed last year.

You’re encouraged to wear your Morris/Liberty finery, or whatever else makes you feel special. 

As it’s a cocktail hour, we ask you “what would Morris drink”? If people have some ideas for creative cocktails, please email us beforehand and we'll share them with the group. We’ve already had the suggestion of “Strawberry Thief”, recipe still to be determined.

We’ll have a toast, so be prepared with something you’d like to sip on, whether it’s a cocktail, glass of wine or cuppa tea.