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Fresh Strawberry Cocktail Recipes

Frozen daiquiris are cool and all, but it's strawberry season - why not try the real thing? Here are three summer strawberry cocktail recipes from our friends at


Balsamic Berry

Contributed by David Ruiz and Brad Burt


* 3 Strawberries, hulled
* 2 oz Hendrick’s Gin
* 1 bar spoon Strawberry jam
* Pinch fresh black pepper
* .5 oz Fresh lime juice
* .25 oz Simple syrup (one part sugar, one part water)
* Several large dashes balsamic vinegar
* Champagne
* Garnish: Lime peel
* Glass: Champagne coupe


In a cocktail shaker muddle the strawberries. Add the Hendrick’s Gin, strawberry jam, black pepper, lime juice, simple syrup and balsamic vinegar and fill with ice. Shake until well chilled and strain into a champagne coupe. Top with champagne and garnish with a lime peel.

Ward III

Contributed by Michael Neff


* Large strawberry
* 2 oz Maker’s Mark Bourbon
* .75 oz Fresh lime juice
* .5 oz Simple syrup (one part sugar, one part water)
* 3 Dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
* 1 Egg white
* Garnish: Grated nutmeg and strawberry slice
* Glass: Rocks glass


Muddle the strawberry in a shaker. Add the other ingredients and fill with large ice cubes. Shake vigorously for at least one minute and strain into a chilled rocks glass. Garnish with grated nutmeg and a slice of strawberry.

Sbagliato Grosso

Contributed by Damian Windsor


* Ricard
* Fresh strawberry
* 1.25 oz Hennessy VS Cognac
* .75 oz Campari
* .75 oz Carpano Antica Formula
* Garnish: Orange peel
* Glass: Rocks


Mist a rocks glass with Ricard and fill it with ice. Set it aside to chill. Muddle a strawberry in a mixing glass and add the other ingredients and ice. Stir. Dump the ice from the rocks glass and fill it with two fresh ice cubes. Strain the liquid from the mixing glass into the rocks glass and garnish with an orange peel.