A simple strawberry vodka cocktail can give you a great new way to enjoy a favorite drink. It is a drink that combines strawberry puree, vodka, and citrus juice. This is a more alcoholic version of the strawberry daiquiri, a simple, fruity cocktail
½cup7 Up, Sprite, or LemonadeSparking water or club soda
1Strawberry for garnish
1mint leaffor garnish
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Pitcher (6 drinks)
To a blender, add the strawberries, sugar, lemon juice, and a few mint leaves. Blend until smooth. Pour into a large pitcher and add the vodka. Stir well to combine. Keep chilled until ready to use. Pro tip - you can prepare this base a few hours ahead of time and leave it in the refrigerator to chill.
When ready to serve, top the pitcher with 7 Up, Sprite, sparkling water or club soda. Pour into cocktail glasses with ice cubes. Garnish with a lemon slice, more mint leaves, and fresh strawberries. Pro tip - for those who do not want the mashed fruit you can strain it out.
Single drink with puree
Add strawberry puree, lemon juice, simple syrup, and vodka into acocktail glass. Top with 7 Up, sprite, club soda, or sparkling water. Garnish with a lemon slice, strawberry, and mint or fresh basil leaf.
Single drink with fresh fruit
Add the strawberries, lemon juice, and sugar to a cocktail shaker and muddle them with a wooden muddler. Pro tip - bashing with the muddle will remove all the strawberry juice the sugar will dissolve in the lemon juice. If you don't have a muddle you can use the end of a wooden spoon.
Add the vodka and stir well. Then, strain into a tall glass filled with ice cubes and top with 7 Up, sprite, club soda, or sparkling water. Garnish with a strawberry, a lemon slice, and a mint leaf. Pro tip - straining will leave the mashed strawberry fruit behind but you can also just pour it all into the glass and enjoy the whole fruit!
Adjust the sweetness to your own preference. Some like sweet cocktails but then there are those who hate them too sweet.
Taste the strawberries to check if they are sweet or tart. Adjust the sugar or lemon slices accordingly.
You can add honey, agave, or artificial sweeteners instead of sugar to make it sugar-free.
Sugar is also present in a sprite, 7-up, tonic water which adds sweetness too.
Mint is a great flavor to add but can be omitted completely. Basil is commonly used with strawberries too.
You can use store-bought strawberry crush/ crushed but you will need to omit or adjust the sugar. Most often these come already sweetened.
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