22 Tempting Strawberry Cocktails

Cocktails are a fabulous way to enjoy the sweet, juicy taste of strawberries. Many of these drink recipes rely on fresh strawberries, and others use strawberry liqueur or syrup. You'll even find uses for strawberry vodka. Several drinks are frozen, and there are plenty of martinis and tall, refreshing mixed drinks to enjoy, too. It's the perfect drinking adventure for summer (but fun year-round), and you'll soon discover that alcoholic strawberry drinks offer an array of interesting flavors to savor.

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    Strawberry Daiquiri

    Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri

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    The strawberry daiquiri is the best-known cocktail of the lot and among the most-loved. Rum is a fabulous pairing for strawberries, and the recipe marries those flavors with simple syrup and lime juice. Toss this one in the blender for a boozy slushy, or shake it. Either way, it's a must-have cocktail that everyone will enjoy.

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    Strawberry Margarita

    Frozen Strawberry Margarita

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    Equally irresistible, the strawberry margarita is another summertime favorite. It also uses many of the same ingredients, so you can swap between margaritas and daiquiris with ease. Besides the switch to tequila, this blended margarita uses triple sec for a hint of sweet orange.

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    Strawberry Mojito

    Strawberry Mojito
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    What would summer be without a few mojitos? It gets even better when fresh strawberries are at their peak! The delicious strawberry mojito is easy to mix up, simply adding strawberries to the minty-lime muddle. Top it with light rum and soda, and a refreshing cocktail is ready to enjoy.

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    Strawberry Martini

    Strawberry Martini (aka Victoria's Secret Cocktail)

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    Crème de fraises is one of your strawberry liqueur options. Like all crème liqueurs, it has more sugar than most, making it a perfectly sweet base for a flavor like strawberry. It's the star liqueur in this fun strawberry martini recipe. The only other ingredients you'll need are citrus vodka and a little lemon juice. It really can't get much easier.

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    Strawberry Vodka Lemonade

    Strawberry Vodka Lemonade

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    Strawberry lemonade is great, and vodka-spiked strawberry lemonade is even more enjoyable. For this recipe, you'll muddle a few strawberries, then top it with a shot of vodka and lemonade. To match the berry's freshness, homemade lemonade is the best choice, and this is a drink you can enjoy all summer long.

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    Strawberry Gin & Tonic

    Strawberry gin & tonic

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    Strawberry syrup is a great ingredient to stock in your summer bar, and it's very easy to make at home. When you add it to a cocktail like the gin and tonic, the drink instantly goes from dry to delicious. The strawberry gin and tonic is nothing more than equal parts strawberry syrup and lime juice topped with your favorite gin and tonic water. It's a fun twist on a favorite cocktail.

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    Kentucky Kiss Cocktail

    Kentucky Kiss strawberry cocktail

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    As you'll found out with the first taste of the Kentucky kiss cocktail, bourbon pairs perfectly with strawberries. Like many, the drink begins with a strawberry muddle, but this time it includes maple syrup and lemon juice. Finished off with soda, it's a refreshing way to enjoy whiskey in the summer.

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    Cherub's Cup

    Cherub Cup Cocktail - St. Germain Liqueur

    St. Germain Liqueur

    Strawberries are natural aphrodisiacs, and a cocktail like the cherub's cup is ideal for a romantic occasion. The vodka strawberry cocktail is accented with elderflower liqueur for a sweet, floral touch. It's finished with sparkling wine and is a lovely little drink for two.

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    Orchard Catch Cooler

    Orchard Catch Cooler

    Angry Orchard Hard Cider

    Basil is one of the best herbs to pair with strawberries, and you'll see it often if you browse enough cocktail recipes. The orchard catch cooler puts the duo to good use to create a casual, tall, and refreshing drink. The alcohol is a double whammy: vanilla vodka and hard cider. The mix is fantastic and comes together quickly.

    How to Preserve Fresh Strawberries

    Fresh strawberries don't last very long once you get them home. If you have an abundance, be sure to properly store the strawberries to preserve their fresh taste: Don't wash them until use, keep them refrigerated in a single layer on paper towels for a few days, or freeze them. Once partially thawed, frozen strawberries work very well in almost any drink that calls for fresh berries.

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    Sparkling Strawberry Rosé

    Sparkling strawberry rosé cocktail
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    In the sparkling strawberry rosé, strawberry and basil come together again but in completely different forms. The recipe relies on strawberry vodka and basil simple syrup. Both are easy to make, though you'll need a week or so for the vodka infusion. When it's time for a drink, add pear nectar, lemon juice, and sparkling wine. It's a nice, fresh drink for summer.

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    Strawberry Vodka Champagne Cocktail

    Strawberry Vodka Champagne Cocktail

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    The strawberry vodka Champagne cocktail uses premium vodka along with three muddled strawberries and a hint of syrup and lemon. Served in a sugar-rimming glass with a strawberry garnish, it's an elegant bubbly cocktail.

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    Red Stag Lemonade

    Red Stag Lemonade Cocktail

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    You should have no problem finding Strawberry Pucker because it's a popular bottle of schnapps. Add Jim Beam Red Stag to your liquor store stop, and you're all set to mix up the Red Stag lemonade. The recipe tops the cherry whiskey and strawberry schnapps foundation with lemonade and soda. It's refreshing, fruity, and requires no special tricks, just a simple, tall drink.

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    Champagne Bowler

    Champagne Bowler

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    The Champagne bowler dates back to the 1930s, and it is definitely a drink for wine lovers. The recipe includes not one but two wines: white wine and sparkling wine. You'll also pour a shot of cognac and pile all three ingredients on a muddle of strawberries and syrup. It's a fun blast from the past and a drink that's hard to pass up.

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    Christmas Jones

    Christmas Jones cocktail

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    Grab the blender and a few fresh strawberries because you won't want to miss the Christmas Jones recipe. The spirit of choice here is vodka, and it's perfectly fine to pour cheaper vodka if you like because the strawberries and pineapple juice will mask it. When it's all said and done, top it with lemon-lime soda and enjoy.

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    Hawaiian Margarita

    Hawaiian Margarita

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    A quick twist on the strawberry margarita, the Hawaiian margarita tosses pineapple chunks into the blender. Tequila, triple sec, and sour mix join the fruity duo in this recipe, and it's a great way to cool down on a hot summer day.

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    May Day Cocktail

    May Day Cocktail - Blended Fruit Drink

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    The May Day cocktail is exciting with a depth of flavor you won't often find. It's a mix of fresh strawberries, peaches, and passion fruits with a shot of rum. For a delightful surprise, it also includes fresh ginger and cloudy apple juice. The blended drink comes together amazingly, and the two-drink recipe begs to be shared.

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    Lava Flow Cocktail

    Lava flow cocktail

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    While you have the blender fired up, give the lava flow cocktail a try. It's a fruity blend of light and coconut rums, strawberries, bananas, pineapple, and coconut. Made in two layers, the visual effect is as stunning as the Piña Colada-like cocktail.

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    Love Potion #9

    Love Potion #9 Cocktail
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    You can't talk about strawberry cocktails without chocolate, and the love potion no. nine no comes to the rescue! Start by choosing your vodka: strawberry, vanilla, or clear. Then add crème de cacao, a healthy dose of strawberries, and some vanilla ice cream to the blender. Blend it up and enjoy this delicious ice cream cocktail.

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    Floating on Cloud 9

    Floating on Cloud 9

    Pinnacle Vodka

    A sweet indulgence, the floating on cloud nine recipe is a good use for whipped cream vodka. Mixed with strawberry liqueur and half-and-half and strained into a glass rimmed with crushed strawberry candy, this is a fun little martini.

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    Rosé Sangria

    Rosé Sangria With Peach, Raspberry, and Strawberry
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    Rosé wine naturally has strawberry notes, so the fruit and pink wine are a perfect choice for sangria. In the rosé sangria recipe, peaches and raspberries are added to that pairing, brandy gives it a sweet kick, and club soda makes it sparkle.

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    Strawberry Champagne Punch

    Strawberry Champagne Punch

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    When entertaining a larger crowd, the strawberry Champagne punch is sure to please. It's a straightforward recipe that uses a fruit punch concentrate and frozen strawberries with orange and lemon juices. Add a bottle of budget-friendly sparkling wine and ginger ale just before serving, and be sure to go all-out on the fresh fruit garnishes.

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    Berry Whipped Shooter

    Cherry on top of shot glass

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    Some occasions call for a quick shot, and the berry whipped is a delicious choice. This little drink combines whipped cream and strawberry vodkas with grenadine. It's sweet and one of the best-tasting shooters you can mix up. Just be careful, because it's so good that you may drink one too many.