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Strawberry Cosmopolitan

Looking for the best cosmo recipe? Then you’ve got to try this strawberry cosmopolitan made with strawberry infused vodka, fresh strawberries, Cointreau, and a hint of lime. This super smooth summer cocktail is perfect for all your pool parties and backyard BBQs.

Two martini glasses filled with the strawberry cocktail with the fruit on the rims and table

Of all the alcohol infusions I make, strawberry vodka is my favorite. And the greatest cocktail to make with that vodka is this cosmo. I look forward to and concoct it every time I make the strawberry infused vodka.

You have to try this strawberry cosmo recipe to truly understand how magical the vodka is.

If you like cosmopolitans, you are going to adore this cocktail. The vibrant taste of the vodka along with the orange essence of the liqueur is further enhanced by the fresh lime juice.

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Helpful tips

  • Nowadays, you can find strawberries year round. This means you can make strawberry infused vodka whenever you want, unlike cherry infused vodka, which you can only make a few months of the year, thanks to the cherry’s short growing season.
  • Always wash strawberries well because they are among the ten fruits with the highest pesticide levels. It’s especially important because you are going to muddle a strawberry in the shaker, as well as using a few for the garnish.
  • Don’t soak them as strawberries easily absorb water, which dilutes their flavor and sweetness.
  • To wash, remove the leaves with a strawberry huller or core them out with a knife leaving as much fruit as possible. Then put them in a colander or sieve; run water over them; take them in your hands and gently rub each one with your fingers to make sure you clean it.
  • After they are completely washed, place them on a paper towel and dry them off or let them air dry for several minutes.
  • If you don’t have time to make strawberry vodka, you can buy it from a liquor store but you are surely missing out. So try to make the time.

How to make a strawberry cosmopolitan

Pre-step

Get a cocktail shaker (leave it empty to start), measuring glass, muddler and martini glasses.

After measuring out the ingredients, pour into the shaker.

Wash three strawberries; two for garnish and one to muddle.

Step one

Gather the ingredients – strawberry infused vodka, orange liqueur, and lime.

Bottle of strawberry vodka, cointreau and a lime

Step two

After washing the strawberries, hull one of them. (A)

Step three

Place the fruit in the cocktail shaker, take the muddler, and muddle the strawberry until the juice is released and you’ve pulverize it. (B)

Left - hulled strawberry with a muddler. Right - shaker with the strawberry muddled

Step four

Now fill the shaker halfway with ice. Measure 6 ounces of strawberry infused vodka.

Strawberry vodka measured out with the bottle and shaker in the back

Step five

Measure 1 ounce of Cointreau or triple sec. (C)

Step six

Measure 1 ounce of lime juice. (D)

Left - cointreau measured out. Right - lime measured out

Step seven

Cap the shaker and shake for 15 seconds.

Divide and strain the liquid between the two glasses. If you have the type of shaker that I have, you may have to clear the holes in the shaker so the liquid pours freely through them.

Step eight

Cut a slit in the bottoms of the strawberries and place one on each glass rim.

Close up of the strawberry martini with strawberries on the table and rims

Yum. Let’s look at the vertical view.

Vertical view of the strawberry cosmos with strawberries on the rims as garnish and table

And the overhead view.

Overhead view of the red drink with strawberries and the rim and table

I hope you get a chance to try this delicious strawberry cosmopolitan recipe.

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The strawberry cosmo with a strawberry on the rim and table

Strawberry Cosmopolitan

The delicious …..
5 from 11 votes
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Course: Cocktails
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fruit cosmo, strawberry cocktail, strawberry cosmo
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 cocktails
Calories: 249kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces strawberry infused vodka
  • 1 ounce Cointreau (or triple sec)
  • 1 ounce lime juice (freshly squeezed)

Garnish

  • 3 strawberries (washed – one of them hulled and the other two with a slit cut on the bottoms of them)

Instructions

  • Place the hulled strawberry in the shaker and muddle it until the juice is released and the strawberry has been mostly pulverized.
    3 strawberries
  • Add ice to the shaker.
  • Add the strawberry vodka, Cointreau and lime juice.
    6 ounces strawberry infused vodka, 1 ounce Cointreau, 1 ounce lime juice
  • Cap the shaker and shake for 15 seconds.
  • Divide and strain the cosmo between the two glasses. You may have to clear the strawberry bits from the holes in the shaker cap, but keep doing it until all the liquid has been poured.
  • Add the two strawberries with the slit in the bottoms on the side of the glasses.
  • Sip
  • Smile
  • Enjoy
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Notes

Helpful tips
  • Nowadays, you can find strawberries year round. This means you can make strawberry infused vodka whenever you want, unlike cherry infused vodka, which you can only make a few months of the year, thanks to the cherry’s short growing season.
  • Always wash strawberries well because they are among the ten fruits with the highest pesticide levels. It’s especially important because you are going muddle a strawberry in the shaker as well as using a few as garnish.
  • Don’t soak them as strawberries easily absorb water, which dilutes their flavor and sweetness.
  • To wash, remove the leaves with a strawberry huller or core them out with a knife leaving as much fruit as possible. Then put them in a colander or sieve; run water over them; take them in your hands and gently rub each one with your fingers to make sure you clean it.
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  • After they are completely washed, place them on a paper towel and dry them off or let them air dry for several minutes.
  • If you don’t have time to make strawberry vodka, you can buy it from a liquor store but you are surely missing out. So try to make the time.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 9IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg
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22 Comments

  1. Well isn’t this the perfect drink for the patio? Strawberry season is here, so getting fresh berries is super easy. I know this would be a hit at my next bbq party.

  2. Oh my gosh! Does this mean Cosmos are making a comeback?!! I haven’t had one in ages, though the main reason is they are so tasty and dangerous. Love your version with strawberries!

    1. Believe it or not Bernice, they’ve never left!! ๐Ÿ™‚ They just hide among the martinis. Thanks so much for commenting!

  3. This Strawberry Cosmopolitan looks really tasty! I love that you used fresh strawberries. This will be a hit.

  4. Wish I could give this recipe 10 stars! This was delicious and so refreshing. I will be making these all summer, thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I love this strawberry cosmo cocktail! It tastes amazing, fabulous recipe, and the perfect way to enjoy cocktails on a summer evening. Thank you so much for this recipe.

  6. It’s such a beautiful drink, both in terms of color and the simple but sophisticated presentation! Love the hint of lime!

  7. This is so pretty! I’ve never had strawberry-infused vodka before, but I can’t wait to try it in this Cosmopolitan. It reminds me of my college days ๐Ÿ™‚ Cheers!

  8. Wow! Another great drink recipe! I’m keeping my husband busy making me all of these recipes of yours! This strawberry cosmo is top of the list right now.