This Summer Mint Strawberry Fizz Cocktail is light, delicious and refreshing. The sweet strawberry is balanced by lime and fresh mint for a bubbly, fruity mixed drink with vodka and prosecco for the summer heat!
Original Recipe was published: May, 2017 // Photos and Text Updated: March, 2020
I’m still out here in Utah, but popping in today to share one of my favorite strawberry vodka drinks (that can also be made as a mocktail). Raise your hand if you like summer strawberry cocktails?
As you know, I just finished up the Ogden Marathon and I earned a Boston Qualfifying time! More of a recap to come later this week, but for now, Ed and I are spending a few more days exploring Salt Lake City and loving the Salt Lake City Eats and drinks.
Speaking of drinks, I’m kind of a craft cocktail snob. I love them. I hate paying $12 at a bar for them, but I love them too much to ignore them.
The idea of using local liquor, fresh muddled fruit/veggies, housemade ginger beer, syrups, and toppings gets me all giddy.
This is what this strawberry fizz is all about – but I’ve substituted by beloved ginger beer for prosecco. Anything strawberry prosecco is a combination to write home about – let me tell you.
For this month’s Recipe Redux, we were challenged to make our own cocktail. Though I’m a strict cocktail lover, I’m really picky and don’t really ever make them at home. But, I figured for the sake of my wallet, I should learn how to make a go-to at home.
Plus, I thought it was fun to experiment with some of the fruit I had on hand. Since we’re loving summer strawberries, a strawberry vodka cocktail it was.
I figured a prosecco and strawberry cocktail with some mint and lime would be a winner.
What Do You Need For This Strawberry Mint Lime Cocktail?
- mint leaves
- crushed ice
- club soda
- lime juice
- muddler (this really helps add small pieces of the mint and berry to each sip!)
I really recommend you crush your ice. To do so, I took our regular sized ice cubes, put them in a ziplock bag, put a cloth around it, and went on the back porch and smashed it up.
I like those smaller ice cubes much better. They allow you to get the right amount of taste, flavor and beverage in, rather than having your strawberry vodka cocktail be dominated by large ice cubes. The muddler is essential, too!
All yummy things separate, and even more delectable when mixed together.
The Most Refreshing Mint Strawberry Cocktail
If I’m not in the mood for a moscow mule, I’ll order a fruity drink, some sort of mint lime cocktail, or mint cucumber. I love fruity mixed drinks with vodka, and I love the subtle addition of mint. A strawberry and mint cocktail is light, yet full of flavor.
For pairing, I usually prefer vodka or gin – I just don’t enjoy the darker alcohols as much. Vodka fizz had a good sound to it, plus I love my summer vodka drinks. Strawberry and prosecco is also a classic combination.
This summer vodka cocktail is super refreshing. It’s not overly sweet, yet certainly not flat. Prosecco and vodka cocktails seem to have a nice balance of fizz and being refined.
Plus, strawberry and mint are two of my favorite flavors (remember this strawberry mint quinoa breakfast bowl??), so you know we’re bound for goodness there. Also, if alcohol isn’t your thing or you can’t drink it right now or you just want more of a mocktail, then you can just leave out the alcohol and add more club soda or seltzer water.
You’ll still be left with a super refreshing strawberry fizz beverage for hydration.
- 1 cup strawberries
- 10 mint leaves
- 1-2 tsp sugar, depending on sweetness preference
- 1 cup crushed ice
- 4 oz vodka
- 6 oz club soda
- 2 oz prosecco
- 1 tsp lime juice
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Ed and I may have devoured these too quickly, but like I said, they are so refreshing. I really loved the strawberry prosecco combination.
So find a friend to cheers with, and enjoy this strawberry fizz cocktail.
What’s your favorite summer drink?