Cocktail Friday is coming at ya just in time for all the bars in Texas to close! But hey, I’m thinking I might bring this Spiked Strawberry Lemonade to the pool tomorrow to enjoy with my neighbors while we socially distance in the sunshine and chlorine 😉
I love that the strawberry flavor comes through in this cocktail because you use an entire pint of strawberries in the simple syrup mix. Feel free to strain as little or as much of the strawberry chunks out after blending. I personally like a few of the chunks left in, but that’s totally a personal preference.
Oh and with July 4th coming up, who doesn’t need a refreshing summer cocktail that you can easily make for a (socially distanced) crowd? And if you don’t plan on serving it up to more than just a couple people, you can cut the recipe in half and have plenty for leftovers or just a 2nd and 3rd drink.
Big Batch Cocktails: Spiked Strawberry Lemonade
- 1 pint strawberries, trimmed and halved (357 grams)
- 24 oz water, divided
- 12 oz vodka
- 8 oz lemon juice
- 1/2 cup sugar
Add strawberries, sugar, and 8 oz of water to a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, then lower heat to a simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the strawberries mash easily when pressed against the side of the pan with the back of a spoon.
Add strawberry mixture to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Strain mixture into a bowl or directly into the serving pitcher to remove any remaining seeds and chunks.
Allow strawberry mixture to cool before adding remaining ingredients and stirring.
Serve in a mason jar or highball glass with plenty of ice. Garnish with lemon and strawberry slices.