Fresh strawberries. Lemonade. And vodka. What better way to enjoy the end of summer than with a refreshing combinations of these seasonal flavors.
It’s almost Labor Day, so get that last wear out of your Summer whites and whip up one of these fruity cocktails. Prefer to make it a mocktail? Just leave out the alcohol! You can even try to make your own lemonade from scratch!
3/4 cups fresh or frozen strawberries, sliced
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 cups lemonade
4 ounces vodka, chilled
2 ounces triple sec
1/2 cup white sugar
1 Tbsp lemon zest
lemon slices for garnish
Puree strawberries with 1 Tbsp lemon juice in a blender until smooth. Push strawberry puree through a sieve removing any seeds.
Combine sugar and zest in a shallow bowl. Rub a slice of lemon along the edge of the glass and dip glass into sugar-zest mixture.
Fill a martini shaker with ice and combine lemonade, strawberry puree, vodka and triple sec. Shake for 15 seconds and pour into sugar rimmed glass. Garnish with lemon slices.