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 16 ways to make the most of one of our favorite early-summer ingredients.
Bourbon and strawberries are a match made in cocktail heaven, and ginger and honey syrups make this drink even more delicious.
A breezy mix of rum, Campari and strawberries.
Julie Reiner infuses strawberries into Campari and pairs the mixture with London Dry gin and vermouth.
Strawberries and balsamic flavor this summery soda.
Strawberry syrup sweetens bitter American fernet.
Royale Cup #4
Imagine the boozy offspring of a Pimm’s Cup and Jungle Bird, and that captures the essence of this frosty drink.
Seven Year Itch
Sparkling wine gives this strawberry cocktail some extra pep.
Strawberry-infused aged white rum softens with the addition of vanilla liqueur, egg white, lemon and soda.
Strawberry Champagne Soup
A simple yet show-stopping dessert.
Strawberry syrup blends perfectly with the soft floral notes of Lillet Blanc in this simple gin cocktail.
Strawberry Guava Chilcano
Strawberry- and guava-infused pisco meets ginger beer and lime in this fruity Peruvian sister to the Moscow Mule.
A fresh strawberry purée adds a seasonal twist to this recipe from San Francisco’s Nopalito.
Strawberry Rhubarb Margarita
Fresh ingredients make all the difference in this seasonal margarita.
Strawberry Mango Pineapple Agua Fresca
Just the thing to wash down taco after taco.
A simple strawberry-honey syrup sweetens this vibrant cocktail.
Strawberry Tarragon Snow Cone
Strawberry and tarragon are one of the dynamic duos of summer.