Sweet Revenge's Strawberry Cure Recipe

Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
351 Calories
1g Fat
83g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving
Calories 351
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 15520mg 675%
Total Carbohydrate 83g 30%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Protein 2g
Calcium 56mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

A brilliantly pink liqueur, you may not expect that Sweet Revenge has an American whiskey base. It's a fun mixer that has a sweet strawberry flavor and it's excellent for simple cocktails like the strawberry cure, which was created for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

This recipe offers an ideal introduction to the liqueur because it allows the strawberry to shine relatively uninhibited. You'll simply dress it up with a little club soda and lemon juice. And, though the sugar rim is optional, it does add to the experience. It's a fun and easy mixed drink, perfect for any pink-themed party or whenever something delicately sweet is in order.


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. If desired, rim an old-fashioned glass with sugar by rubbing a lemon wedge around the rim, then dipping it into a small plate of sugar.

  3. Fill the glass with ice and build the ingredients, adding the liqueur, club soda, then lemon juice.

  4. Stir well.

  5. Garnish with a lemon wheel.

  6. Serve and enjoy!


    • Once you open a bottle of club soda, it will go flat in less than a day, even if you seal it up tight. To prevent this and ensure that your mixed drinks are as effervescent as possible, consider using smaller bottles that hold enough soda for just a few drinks at a time.
    • Fresh lemon juice is going to create a better-tasting drink. Fortunately, you can just squeeze a little juice from half a lemon, so there are no special tools required. Use the remaining fruit to cut your garnish.
    • If you want a pop of color on the rim, use food coloring to turn your sugar pink! The method for coloring sugar is easy, though it's best to let it rest overnight so you will need to plan ahead.

    About Sweet Revenge Liqueur

    This sweet little strawberry liqueur is a good addition to any bar. Made with sour mash and natural fruit flavoring, Sweet Revenge is a fun spirit that can easily become a regular strawberry liqueur to use in a variety of cocktails. You'll find that it's not too sweet and will appreciate its natural wild strawberry flavor that is fabulous with fresh-squeezed lemonade or straight and chilled as a sipper. It's definitely a nice alternative to many of the super sweet strawberry liqueurs on the market.

    Sweet Revenge is produced in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was first released in 2012 and is bottled at 38.5 percent alcohol by volume (77 proof).

    Recipe Variations

    • Transform the strawberry cure into a sparkling, spiked strawberry lemonade by adding an ounce or two of homemade lemonade.
    • If you run out of club soda, make this drink with any other light soda. Ginger ale and citrus sodas are perfect and will not alter the flavor too much.
    • For a fun change, switch to a cola instead and you'll have a Sweet Revenge and cola.
    • Add a flavored vodka to give this drink an extra kick. Grapefruit and raspberry are two excellent options.

    How Strong Is a Strawberry Cure?

    Despite its bold flavor, the strawberry cure is a gentle cocktail. The mixed drink has an alcohol content around 11 percent ABV (22 proof), which is similar to a glass of wine. Do be careful, though. Sweet drinks like this can trick your taste buds into wanting more and a few rounds can add up, leaving you a little more intoxicated than you may like.