Homemade strawberry syrup is the only way to go when making the perfect strawberry martini, but sometimes you just need to get out of the kitchen for a moment. Whether it’s a busy night at the office, or you’re making this recipe for a girlfriends get-together, you lost the recipe you were using. Don’t panic! Here’s how to make your own strawberry syrup in two minutes flat Strawberry Martini Recipe Unsweetened Strawberry Puree Strawberry Cane Syrup 4 oz. vodka 2 oz. fresh strawberry puree Strawberry Martini Recipe Unsweetened Strawberry Puree Strawberry Cane Syrup 4oz. vodka 2oz. fresh strawberry pure
For the first few years of my life, I was pretty much an only child. I was always the last one to be picked during family game night, and I was never invited to birthday parties. I really started to feel like an outsider by the time I was seven. Once, I asked my mother why I was never asked to play with the kids my age, and she just shrugged. “I just don’t like you.”
If you haven’t noticed, strawberry season is in full swing, and I can’t wait to go out and pick a few punnets of the juicy red berries. The last two weeks, I’ve been making a strawberry syrup, which I use to make a refreshing martini, that is perfect for this time of year. The drink is a perfect, vitamin-rich way to quench your thirst or to put a smile on your face.
The fresh strawberry syrup was prepared the day before, and the strawberries steeped overnight.
Isn’t there anything wrong with making a drink list?
And a fresh strawberry martini is well worth the forethought!
You may be tempted to skip the steeping and just mix the strawberries till smooth.
Don’t. Don’t do it.
This is why I had to experiment with so many different variations. Instead of this, you’ll get a thick, pulpy vodka mixture, which is…
Strawberry is exquisite, delicate, and delicious!
It’s strawberry-flavored to the core. Freshness, freshness, freshness, freshness, freshness, freshness, fresh I can’t emphasize this enough!
Just so you know how serious I am about this drink —
I tried a few strawberry martini recipes before settling on this one.
I experimented with martinis made with fresh strawberries.
Frozen strawberry versions are also available.
I attempted to mix the strawberries.
I attempted to muddle the strawberries.
I tried squeezing the strawberries as hard as I could.
Despite my best efforts, I was unable to create the cocktail of my dreams.
The beverages were delicious, but the texture didn’t appeal to me.
And you, my friends, are well deserving of the additional work!
All of the failures irritated me.
I’d get excited when I saw those beautiful pictures of strawberry martinis on Pinterest.
Nope. Each and every one of them disappointed me.
Is this drink, which I had dreamed about, indeed real?
My blogging friend from The Gastronom Blog, by chance, had posted her delectable raspberry cocktail recipe (“The Clover Club – A Gin Cocktail”).
It was her raspberry syrup method that drew my attention. I had a feeling it would solve my texture issue.
That is exactly what happened. Gastronomy, rejoice! I owe you something!
Before shaking, add a piece of jalapeño if you want it to be a bit hot.
But only a smidgeon – you don’t want to overpower the lovely strawberry flavor!
I’m thinking you’d like our rosemary-lemon martini if you like this strawberry martini.
Strawberry Martini — prepared with fresh strawberries and homemade strawberry syrup
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- vodka, 4 oz.
- 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup water, 1 cup chopped strawberries = 3 ounces strawberry syrup Bring the water and sugar to a boil. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the chopped strawberries. Allow time for cooling. Refrigerate overnight to steep. Before using, strain the fruit from the syrup.
- 1.5 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 jalapeno slice, fresh (optional)
- Half-fill the cocktail shaker with ice.
- Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. If you want to add some heat, throw in a jalapeño slice.
- Shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
- Strain the mixture into two glasses.
This is my new favorite strawberry martini, which is so easy to make with fresh strawberries straight from my garden.. Read more about cocktail recipes with strawberry syrup and let us know what you think.