Wild Strawberry Shortcake.

Each year during the early Spring we try to make it down to Florida to enjoy the already-warm weather that I oh-so-miss in Atlanta that time of year. We hit up the beach for a day, catch a few Spring Training games and Disney for a day (because, #momlife) but my classic favorites include the Strawberry Festival in Plant City and taking the kids to pick fresh strawberries from the field.

strawberry shortcake family recipe

This season I decided to incorporate sprawling springs of fresh mint from my garden (since there is SO much) and the outcome was so beautiful I just had to share. I really hope you’ll give this one a try – trust me, you’ll never go back!

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WILD STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE

 

Strawberry Topping :

  • 4 cups Strawberries, washed + quartered

  • 1-2 TBSP granulated sugar

Wash and quarter 4 cups of strawberries. Toss with 1 to 2 TBSP of granulated sugar and set aside.

 

Homemade Whipped Cream :  

click here for the easy recipe

 

Shortcake :

  • 2 1/3 cups Bisquick

  • 1/2 cup milk

  • 3 TBSP granulated sugar

  • 3 TBSP melted butter

Heat oven to 425 degrees. In medium bowl, mix Bisquick, milk, sugar + melted butter until soft dough forms. Grease cookie sheet and drop six equal sized balls of dough. Bake 10 minutes until golden brown. Remove from baking sheet and serve while warm.

 

To serve, place a single shortcake onto plate or bowl, top with two spoonfuls of strawberry topping and a dollop of fresh whipped cream. Garnish with mint, enjoy!

strawberry shortcake recipe

I’d love to know if you gave this recipe a try! For more from our Southern Kitchen Bucket List, click here to see the full list of recipes I’m trying my hand at as part of this challenge. #HEIRLOOMED


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Herb Garden Mint Julep Jars.

It’s that special time of year where entertaining is at its peak, thanks to all this beautiful weather and sunshine. And today I’m celebrating with a fresh, seasonal cocktail recipe.

mint julep jar cocktails / heirloomed

One of my favorite products, Ball® Mason Jars teamed up with Domino Magazine for a fun event in Nashville recently to showcase the #ManyUsesofMason and although I wasn’t able to make the trip (though I’m planning one soon, stay tuned!)  I could certainly relate to the challenge. I use Ball Jars for everything from packaging for some of my products, to air-tight pantry storage, DIY floral vases and cute entertaining for drinks at any event or party.

Today I’m teaming up with my friends at Ball® to share a seasonal recipe for Herb Garden Mint Julep Jars. It’s my take on the Southern classic and instead of drinking them out of the refined silver julep cups we’ve all grown to love, I’m sharing an effortless update on this entertaining essential.

Mint herb garden / heirloomed

My herb garden is going absolutely crazy right now and my sprawling mint is nearly covering all the beds in my front garden after just three years of planting them. It makes for a beautiful and fragrant ground cover but beware as it will certainly takeover your garden if you let it.

fresh mint for mint juleps / heirloomed

Because the star of this cocktail is the beautiful mint leaf, serving them in the clear Ball® jars is the perfect way to let them shine. I love the Quilted Jam Jars for serving individual glasses to my guests and the Wide Mouth Quart Sized Jars for storing my Mint Simple Syrup to keep on hand.

fresh mint julep cocktail / heirloomed

Here’s a classic take on one of my favorite Southern signature cocktails, the Mint Julep.

 

Herb Garden Mint Julep Jars

  • 1 ½ parts Bourbon

  • 2 springs fresh Mint

  • 2 TBSP mint simple syrup

  • Splash of cold water

  • 1 tsp powdered sugar

  • Crushed ice

Pluck the leaves from one spring of mint to flil the bottom of your larger jar. Add mint simple syrupand using a muddler or end of a wooden spoon or rolling pin, muddle together your mint leaves with simple syrup, bourbon and water. Fill your small jar with crushed ice and pour mixture over on top. Sift powdered sugar on top and garnish with remaining spring of mint. Enjoy!


muddling mint leaves for mint juleps / heirloomed
mint simple syrup for mint juleps / heirloomed
southern bourbon mint juleps / heirloomed
freshly muddled mint leaves / heirloomed

 

A little tip, if you don’t have good crushed ice at your house simply take ice cubes and seal in a bag then hit them gently with a rolling pin to break them up into perfect little pieces for your drink.

crushed ice for mint juleps / heirloomed
herb garden mint julep jars southern cocktail recipe  / heirloomed

I hope you’ll try your hand at this easy and delicious cocktail recipe. Grab all the Ball® Mason Jars you need over at your local Target for a great selection (and you can even use the Ibotta app to get money back when you shop. See here for more details on using the app). 

I’d also love to see your #ManyUsesforMason and how you’re using (and re-using) your Ball® Mason Jars in your own home. I’ve always wondering how folks are re-using the jars from our aprons so please be sure to share!

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Please note, this post is sponsored by Ball®; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own. To support our content and storytelling I love to share brands with you that I love and that are authentic to my lifestyle.


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heirloomed is a lifestyle brand with a mission of "keeping heirlooms around for another generation." Our blog features stories about family recipes, creating traditions with your family, interior design and entertaining by mixing new and vintage pieces, classic style, and small town + historic travel. Our shop features a collection of "goods inspired by the past, for generations to enjoy" with an array of products and meaningful gifts including linen apronstabletop linensartceramics and beyond. Learn more at www.heirloomedcollection.com