Vodka is typically a clear alcohol, originally made in Russia from fermented potatoes. Today’s vodka can be distilled from other grains, including corn, wheat, or rye. While Epicurious notes that vodka is usually virtually odorless and tasteless, it is becoming increasingly popular to add flavoring, such as fruit and spices. Strawberry vodka can be used in a variety of drinks including martinis, short and long cocktails, frozen drinks and shots.
Bailey’s Strawberry Martini
This drink is made with a combination of Irish cream and strawberry vodka. It should be shaken with ice and then strained and served in a martini glass. A mint strawberry version can also be created using mint chocolate Irish cream, strawberry-flavored vodka, ginger liqueur and a cup of ice. The ingredients are blended and served in a martini glass, and can be garnished with strawberries, mint leaves and ginger candy.
Strawberry Lemon Drop Martini
This light and refreshing cocktail is made with strawberry vodka, sweet and sour mix, lemon juice and sugar. The ingredients are shaken and then served in a martini, or cocktail, glass. According to Drinks Mixer, the key to a successful lemon drop is the proper preparation of the glass. The rim of should be coated with lemon juice and then dipped in sugar before serving.
Babymama is a cocktail composed of banana schnapps, strawberry vodka, grenadine syrup and pineapple juice. The ingredients are shaken with ice and strained before being served on the rocks in a highball glass.
This is a simple, three-ingredient recipe made of strawberry vodka, a lemon-lime soda, and fruit juice. All of the ingredients are chilled and served in a champagne flute.
Jungle Juice #2
This is a version of Jungle Juice, which is often made with Everclear. The long list of ingredients for this shot includes equal parts of strawberry and orange vodka, amaretto liqueur, peach schnapps, sweet and sour mix, orange juice, pineapple juice and cranberry juice. Drinks Mixer recommends mixing and shaking all of the ingredients, straining, and then serving in shot glasses.
References and ResourcesEpicurious: Food Dictionary: Vodka
The Bar: Strawberry Vodka Recipes
Drinks Mixer: Recipes Containing Strawberry Vodka