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When strawberry season hits, we try to find every delicious excuse we can to use them in everything from cocktails to boozy desserts. Here are 10 ways to make the most of one of our favorite early-summer ingredients.
Named after the goddess of the hunt, this herbal, spiked twist on classic strawberry limeade balances the richness from the bourbon and sambuca with summery strawberry and thyme.
Bourbon Street (pictured)
Bourbon and fresh strawberries are a match made in cocktail heaven, and the ginger and honey syrups make this drink even more delicious.
This refreshing cocktail is inspired by classic Pimm's Cup and sangria recipes, and it's guaranteed to lower your core temperature a few degrees.
Champagne Whiskey Punch
Joy Richard originally made this punch for a summertime meeting of LUPEC (Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails), but it can easily be enjoyed all year-round.
Reposado tequila blends beautifully with fresh strawberries, lime, basil and balsamic vinegar in this springtime sipper.
Vodka, vermouth and fresh strawberries make for a light and refreshing cocktail that you’ll want to revisit all summer long.
A delicate balance of strawberries and sugar is the key to playing up the frizzante, Prosecco’s lightly sparkling quality, in this delicious sorbet from writer and food stylist Ellen Jackson.
Strawberry Wine Sorbet
Get a double dose of fresh strawberry flavor in this bright and juicy fruit wine-infused summery sorbet.
At his Los Angeles mezcal bar, Las Perlas, Raul Ystorza honors the Southern Mexico-born spirit with concoctions like this warm-weather beauty. He balances the drink’s spice and herb elements with a light, fruity blanco mezcal.
Fresh, muddled strawberry meets two wine-based mixers in this summery, low-alcohol refresher.