Strawberry Lemonade Vodka

A couple weeks ago I posted a Strawberry Basil Mojito and it started me on a beverage kick. I wish I hadn’t waited until the end of summer to start thinking about creative, fruity and refreshing drinks, but being the procrastinator that I am, I did! Sweet drinks are tasty, and they’re a simple way to liven up a party. A random Friday night with friends and a deck of cards is fun for sure… but add in a sweet vodka drink and  SNAP! The night instantly got better.

I especially love this drink because it combines 2 of my favorite flavors: lemon and strawberry with my favorite alcohol: vodka. Vodka mixes well with almost anything, but it mixes with lemon particularly well. This Strawberry Lemonade Vodka tastes awesome, a great balance of sweet and tart!

I made a pitcher of Strawberry Lemonade Vodka mere days after the mojito so I had leftover simple syrup. How convenient!! But even if I didn’t, this recipe couldn’t be any simpler. It will take you longer to wash your food processor than it will to prepare the drink start to finish.

Use a food processor to puree a pint of fresh strawberries and water

Pour it into a pitcher with ice

Pour in the lemon juice

Plus the water and simple syrup

And vodka :-)

Perfectly tart and sweet!

Strawberry Lemonade Vodka
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  1. 1 cup sugar
  2. 1 cup water
  3. 1 pint fresh strawberries
  4. 1 cup fresh lemon juice (about 8 lemons)
  5. 4-6 cups cold water
  6. 1 cup vodka, optional
  1. Make a simple syrup by combining 1 cup sugar with 1 cup of water in a saucepan.
  2. Place over medium heat until the sugar in completely dissolved; swirl the pan occasionally. Let cool.
  3. Once the simple syrup has cooled, puree strawberries in a food processor or blender with ½ cup water.
  4. In a large pitcher, combine ice, strawberry puree, simple syrup and lemon juice. If using the vodka, add it to the pitcher and stir to combine.
  5. Add 4-6 cups of cold water. The amount of water you use will depend on your tastes, so add as little or as much as you want to achieve desired sweet/tart balance.
  6. Rim your glasses with sugar before pouring, then garnish with fresh strawberries or lemon slices.
Adapted from My Baking Addiction


  1. says

    This would be dangerous in my kitchen. I would prob consume the entire pitcher myself then think I was the next “My Drunk Kitchen” host. (If you haven’t seen her videos, look them up on youtube now -hilarious)

  2. says

    That looks so good, and the pictures are amazing. But, being the health freak that I am, I think I will at least use organic strawberries..Thanks for posting this!:)

  3. Jenni says

    This recipe looks great! I’m making it now for a ladies night in a few hours… to pre-make, should I skip the ice? Or add ice and blend as written and keep in fridge/freezer?

  4. Kathy says

    I made this drink on Saturday while hanging with friends and it was a HUGE hit! My friends husband even called it, “The best drink ever!”

    Thank you so much for the fantastic recipe… will definitely be making this one again!

  5. says

    Oh my goodness! Made this today with my children (alcohol-free for them) and how delicious! Perfect with and without the vodka! Thanks so much!

  6. john says

    HI! I am collecting images to publish in a children’s book and would like to use one of the pictures above. I will give you credit for the image in the book. I just need your permission to use it. Please reply. Thanks a lot!

  7. Lilly says

    Tastes AMAZING!!! I’m going to try this with watermelon instead of strawberries. I hope it tastes as good :)

  8. Deanna says

    This will be perfect for our weekend with friends on the lake…can you make ahead and freeze and then serve later slushy?


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