This Summer Strawberry Mint Fizz Cocktail is light, delicious and refreshing. The sweet strawberry is balanced by lime and fresh mint for a bubbly, fruity drink for the summer heat!
Hi friends! I’m still out here in Utah, but popping in today to share a fun fizz cocktail recipe (which can also be made as a mocktail). As you know, I just finished up the Ogden Marathon and I earned a Boston Qualifying 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. Which means eating lots of delicious food and finding some tasty drinks to go alongside.
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.
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.
My Favorite Fizz Cocktail
I’m usually a moscow mule girl through and through. But, some places can do a really bad moscow mule – the proportions of ginger beer and vodka are off, there’s not enough lime, etc. I like when they add fruit and doctor it up.
If there’s no mule on the menu, I’ll usually order something with mint – that’s my second go to. Or, some type of fizz cocktail or vodka fizz. I knew my home go-to would include mint someway somehow.
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, and I knew I wanted to create something in the category of summer vodka drinks.
Isn’t it amazing that some people have full time jobs as just making up drink ideas, testing them out and serving them? A guy in Charlotte, Bob Peters, has developed quite a reputation for his cocktail making skills. I want to apply as a taste tester – maybe I could take sips and give feedback for each drink. Although, then I probably wouldn’t get much other work done.
This summer vodka cocktail is super refreshing. Not overly sweet, and certainly not flat.
Plus, strawberry and mint are two of my favorite flavors (remember this recipe?), 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.
You’ll still be left with a super refreshing beverage to hydrate with.
One good thing about craft cocktail drinks is that you know pretty much all the ingredients – because they are mostly whole foods, herbs or liquids. This vodka fizz drink is full of easy to find ingredients, some of which you may already have on hand!
What Do You Need to Make This Fizz Cocktail?
- Mint leaves
- Club Soda
- Lime Juice
Oh, and I really recommend you crush your ice. 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 drink be dominated by large ice cubes.
All yummy things separate, and even more delectable when mixed together.
- 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
- Slice and smash or muddle strawberries in a cup or bowl. Add the mint leaves and sugar.
- Add ice, vodka, club soda, prosecco and lime juice and shake.
- Garnish with strawberry slices and more mint. Enjoy!
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Ed and I may have devoured these too quickly, but like I said, they are so refreshing. So find a friend to cheers with, and enjoy this strawberry fizz cocktail.
What’s your favorite summer drink?
Original Recipe: May 2017
Photos Updated: February 2019