20 of the Freshest Strawberry Cocktails to Make All Year Round

November 04, 2022 by

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Drink pretty-in-pink with our best blushing strawberry cocktails line-up. A few sweet, some tangy and others on the savoury side. Whatever you’re in the mood for, we’ve got you covered! Just grab a few punnets of ripe, fresh berries (or frozen will do) and your favourite spirit and let’s get mixing. Berry-licious cocktails await!

1. Strawberry Gin Cocktail

Front view of Strawberry Gin Cocktail garnished with fresh strawberry

Be effortlessly on trend, with our Strawberry Gin cocktail this summer. Shake things up, and serve this refreshing cocktail as a welcome change to your regular gin and tonic. It’s brilliantly simple to master and is oh-so-pretty! Our strawberry gin recipe is really a fruity martini, without  the vermouth, and with a little extra fizz. All you need is a bottle of good gin (like O’ndina Gin), perfectly ripe strawberries, fresh lemon and soda water for topping up. Easy-peasy, lemon squeezy.

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2. Strawberry Banana Daiquiri

Two strawberry and banana daiquiris in highball glasses

Satisfy all your sweet cravings with this sweet tiki bar classic. Obviously, we’d all rather sip a Strawberry Banana Daiquiri under the shade of a cabana. Sigh. But, if a trip to the islands is off the cards, then our Strawberry Banana Daiquiri recipe is a great solution to those holiday cravings. To reach your destination, you’ll need a blender, a handful of delicious strawberries, a ripe banana, some Maison La Mauny Rum, and a little simple syrup and orange juice for sweetness. This sweet Daiquiri will make all your tiki-bar cocktail dreams come true.

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3. Strawberry Lemon Drop Martini

Strawberry Lemon drop Martini

Dial up the sweetness of our tangy Lemon Drop Martini and give it all the summer vibes with a cheeky muddle of strawberries! Pour with SKYY Vodka Citrus Infusion to keep its perky attitude, and add some glam with a glittery sugar rim. Wow your crowd with this sophisticated cocktail and watch their troubles melt like lemon drops!

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4. Strawberry Bellini

Strawberry Bellinis

The classic Bellini, an iconic 40’s Venetian cocktail, was inspired the white peaches of Venice and named for the antique pink colours of a toga in a Renaissance painting by Giovanni Bellini. Enjoy this simple twist on the Harry’s Bar traditional peach version, and pour a blushing berry one using a strawberry purée for cocktails or muddling a few ripe strawberries with a little sugar. Either way, you’ll end up with delightful sweet fizz. It will be love at first sip.

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5. Strawberry Daiquiri Vodka

Group of pink and refreshing Strawberry Daiquiris with vodka

This fresh, fruity, zesty drink is a holiday staple for good reason —it’s a strawberry vodka cocktail that just has a laid-back vibe about it. Learn how to make this easy Strawberry Daiquiri with vodka and a few other basic ingredients. It’s a shortcut to effortless entertaining when all you want to be doing is relaxing with friends and family on a lazy afternoon.

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6. Strawberry Basil Cocktail

Strawberry Basil Cocktail envato credit - kuban-kuban

If you’re looking for a drink that spells sunshine, look no further than our lip-smacking ‘picnic in a glass’, Strawberry Basil cocktail! The intoxicating aromas of sweet and peppery basil mixed with ripe strawberries is heavenly enough, but along with a squeeze of fresh lime it makes for a perfect combination. This refreshing drink will guarantee smiles all round—regardless of the weather! So, pour some drinks, and line up the playlist!

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7. Strawberry Champagne Cocktail

Strawberry champagne cocktaiil

Our Strawberry Champagne cocktail dishes up all the romance and glamour. It’s a gorgeous bubbly drink with plenty of fruity flavour. The strawberry, with its heart-shaped form and aphrodisiac associations, often stood as a symbol for Venus, the goddess of love. Champagne and strawberries are a marriage made in heaven. Not overtly sweet, just a little tart, and totally perfect! This blushing pink recipe is simple to prepare and even easier to sip. An elegant drink that adds a hint of sophistication to just about any occasion.

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8. Classic Strawberry Daiquiri

Virgin Strawberry Daiquiri

A Classic Strawberry Daiquiri is the cocktail we’d expect to see in all your summer selfies. This cocktail is best enjoyed poolside on holiday, but it will also bring you sunshine when you’re relaxing on a dreary day! This popping pink daiquiri is full of flirtatious strawberries and Jamaican rum. Packed with berry sweetness and zingy lime, this Daiquiri is best served on warm sunny days, outdoors, with tasty spicy snacks. Just delicious!

9. Strawberry Margarita

Overhead shot of a strawberry margarita with slices of lime on a wooden surface

Calling all Margarita fans! If you’re keen to try a fruity Marg, then get mixing and try our Strawberry Margarita. It delivers all of the tangy sour and sweet flavours you’d expect from the classic, it’s super easy to make, and perfect for big cocktail batches when the BFFs come round. Serve it in large jugs for parties or sundowners all summer long.

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10. Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri

Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri

Prefer your Strawberry Daiquiri icy cold? Come and learn how to make this grown-up, spiked slushy. Our Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri is an ideal summer drink to cool you down on hot balmy days or when the nostalgia for long lazy days in the garden hits you. Whip up this simple recipe in jugs for a crowd. It’s zero effort if you have a blender, leaving you with plenty of time to prepare the all-important plates of tasty treats to serve up for your crew.

11. Strawberry Vodka Martini

Two chilled strawberry vodka martinis

For all the Insta-appeal, make this simple, yet classy Strawberry Vodka Martini. With just three ingredients to grab, this is quick and easy recipe is ideal to master for the summer season garden parties and lazy brunches. It’s on the sweeter side (compared to a classic Martini) made with SKYY Vodka, a simple syrup, and replacing the vermouth with a handful of muddled strawberries. If you’re hooked on this sip, be fancy and make a strawberry simple syrup for easy mixing at a moments notice, no muddling required. What are you waiting for? Let’s get shaking!

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12. Strawberry Mimosa

Strawberry MImosas

Switch things up this summer and make a change from the regular Orange Juice Mimosa. Our bright and vibrant Strawberry Mimosa is a super simple cocktail to add to your weekend breakfast table or to whip up for any last-minute celebrations. To make one, just follow our classic mimosa recipe and just swap out the orange juice with a fresh strawberry juice for an easy variation that’s perfectly pink! And if you’re feeling fancy, you can use a strawberry purée for cocktails. Tasty!

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13. Strawberry Tequila Sunrise

Strawberry tequila sunrise

If you don’t love the whole 70s sunrise effect and prefer a slightly sweeter drink, put a fruity spin on your regular retro Tequila Sunrise. Just follow our easy recipe and funk it up with a little berry. All you need to do is ditch the grenadine and replace with a few strawberries muddled with sugar. Your muddled strawberries will sink, giving you a messy sunrise.

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14. Strawberry French 75 Cocktail

Close-up shot of a frothy Strawberry French 75 cocktail in a coupe glass, garnished with a fresh strawberry on the sugared rim

Bubbly, with a bit of a kick, the feisty French 75 is a cocktail classic for a reason. To make its flirty cousin, the Strawberry French 75, combine 60ml of Bulldog Gin, 30ml of freshly squeezed lemon juice, and 30ml of strawberry syrup in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for about 15 seconds to chill the mixture.

Strain the cocktail into a chilled champagne flute or coupe glass. Top off the glass with chilled champagne or sparkling wine, gently pouring it over the cocktail mixture. Stir lightly to combine. Garnish with a fresh strawberry on the rim of the glass or float in the cocktail. Sip and savour the delightful flavours of this Strawberry French 75 cocktail!

15. Strawberry Gin Smash

Close up of a Strawberry Gin Smash cocktail in a tumbler on a colorful counter in a brightly lit kitchen

Summer in a glass, anyone? To create a delightful Strawberry Gin Smash, start by muddling 4-5 fresh strawberries and a few mint leaves in a cocktail shaker until they become crushed and juicy. Next, add 60ml of Bulldog Gin, 30ml of freshly squeezed lemon juice, and 20ml of sugar syrup to the shaker. Fill the shaker with ice cubes and shake vigorously for about 15 seconds. Strain the mixture into a glass filled with fresh ice cubes, then top it off with a splash of soda water. For a finishing touch, garnish with a strawberry and a mint sprig.

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16. Strawberry Moscow Mule

Close-up of a Strawberry Moscow Mule in a copper mug on a kitchen table in a bright kitchen

The Moscow Mule is an iconic summertime sipper, and we love this strawberry spin on the classic. To create a delicious Strawberry Moscow Mule, start by muddling 4-5 fresh strawberries in a cocktail shaker until they become crushed and juicy. Next, add 60ml SKYY Vodka, 15ml of freshly squeezed lime juice, and 15ml of simple syrup to the shaker. Fill the shaker with ice cubes and shake vigorously for about 15 seconds. Fill a copper mug or glass with ice cubes, then strain the strawberry vodka mixture into it. Top it off with 120ml of ginger beer, leaving some room for garnishes.

17. Strawberry Tom Collins

Close-up of a tall, icy glass of Tom Collins Cocktail on a wooden kitchen counter surrounded by fresh strawberries and lemons

Sometimes you just need something tall, simple, and delicious. This is when a Tom Collins this the spot. To make a refreshing Strawberry Tom Collins, begin by muddling 2-3 fresh strawberries in a cocktail shaker until they are crushed and juicy. Next, add 60ml of Bulldog Gin, 30ml of freshly squeezed lemon juice, and 20ml of simple syrup to the shaker. Fill the shaker with ice cubes and shake vigorously for about 15 seconds.

Fill a Collins glass with ice cubes, then strain the strawberry-infused gin mixture into the glass. Top it off with soda water, leaving some room at the top. Give it a gentle stir, and garnish with fresh strawberry slices, lemon wedges, and a mint sprig if desired.

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18. Pink Mudslide

Close-up of a creamy Pink Mudslide cocktail in a rocks glass, with strawberries and choc chips to garnish

Boozy milkshake vibes, anyone? To make a delightful Pink Mudslide cocktail (a variation of the classic Mudslide), combine 45ml oz of vodka, 30ml of strawberry liqueur, 60ml of cream or milk, and 1 cup of ice cubes in a blender. Blend the mixture until smooth and creamy. Pour the blended cocktail into a chilled glass. For an extra touch, you can add a dollop of whipped cream on top and garnish with strawberry slices or chocolate shavings. You can also adjust the ingredient quantities based on your taste preferences and desired strength of the cocktail.

19. Strawberry Rum Punch

Close up of a backlit glass of Strawberry Rum Punch garnished with a sprig of mint and a wheel of lime

To create a refreshing Strawberry Rum Punch to serve 4-6 people, begin by combining 2 cups of fresh strawberries (sliced and hulled), 1 cup of white rum, 0.5 cups of pineapple juice, 0.25 cups of freshly squeezed lime juice, and 0.25 cup of simple syrup in a blender. Blend the mixture until smooth and well combined.

Fill a pitcher with ice cubes and pour in the strawberry rum mixture. Add 1 cup of sparkling water or soda water and gently stir. Taste the punch and adjust the sweetness or acidity by adding more simple syrup or lime juice if desired. Serve the Strawberry Rum Punch in glasses filled with ice, garnished with strawberry slices, lime wedges, and fresh mint leaves.

20. Love Potion Number 9

Love Potion #9 cocktails

The Love Potion #9 cocktail has a bold bourbon base layered with captivating orange-infused Grand Marnier and the bright, zesty taste of cranberry juice. Finished off with effervescent Prosecco, it is fun, flirty, and absolutely delicious. Find the recipe on The Mixer.

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Strawberries (in fact, most berries) are so versatile to muddle and mix into most cocktails. Our list is sure to include a cocktail that takes your fancy. Whether it’s a champagne cocktail, Margarita or Daiquiri, we’ve got you covered!

If you want to soak your berries in alcohol, this is called maceration, you can soak them in any booze you fancy. The best way to do it is to cut the berries in half before soaking. They only need a brief soak, so go gently as they can pack a punch!

When it comes to pairing liquor with strawberries, SKYY Vodka, Bulldog Gin, and Appleton Estate Rum are excellent choices. Their versatility allows for delightful combinations. Strawberry Daiquiris are a classic option, made with rum, fresh strawberries, lime juice, and simple syrup. For a gin-based twist, try the Strawberry French 75 Cocktail, combining Bulldog Gin, strawberry syrup, lemon juice, and champagne. Lastly, for a vodka-based delight, the Strawberry Vodka Martini mixes SKYY Vodka, strawberry puree, and a touch of lime juice for a refreshing and fruity experience.

Strawberry vodka offers numerous mixing possibilities. One popular option is the Strawberry Vodka Martini, blending strawberry vodka with a hint of lime juice for a zesty touch. Alternatively, you can create a Strawberry Lemonade by combining strawberry vodka, lemonade, and a splash of soda water for a light and refreshing drink. For a sweeter twist, try the Strawberry Vodka Spritzer, mixing strawberry vodka, sparkling wine, and soda water over ice. The possibilities are endless, so get creative and experiment!

Muddling strawberries is a simple technique that enhances their flavours in cocktails. Start by removing the stems and cutting the strawberries into smaller pieces. Place the strawberry pieces in a sturdy glass or cocktail shaker. Use a muddler or a wooden spoon to gently crush and press the strawberries, releasing their juices. Be careful not to over-muddle, as it can result in a bitter taste. Once muddled, you can add the strawberries to your desired cocktail recipe.

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