This Strawberry Martini is fresh, frozen, and freaky tasty. Just a few ingredients thrown in the blender and poured into a sugared rim martini glass for a delicious homemade cocktail.
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About this Martini
I love enjoying martinis simply because I feel so fancy sipping on them. There’s just something about a sophisticated drink out of the funnel shaped glass that I’m really into.
This Strawberry Martini is a fun way to elevate the drink. It uses frozen strawberries blended with vodka, simple syrup and dry vermouth for a boozy slushy experience.
And to take the cocktail to the next level, I like to rim the glass with honey and sugar. This also takes a bit of the edge off the cocktail because *WARNING* I make a strong cocktail. Martinis are like the fast pass to a buzz and are the biggest bang for your buck 😛
And if you’re looking for more frozen cocktails, also try this Strawberry Mango Daiquiri, this Banana Margarita, or this Watermelon Vodka Slush that I think you’ll love, too. Or if you want something more tangy, try this Pickle Juice Martini instead.
- Strawberry Vodka - I used Ciroc. If you want a classic martini with gin, you can likely purchase strawberry gin at the store, too.
- Simple Syrup - This drink is VERY strong without it. It’s even strong with it. Add more if you like a sweeter drink.
- Dry Vermouth - Enhances the fruitiness of the drink.
- Frozen Strawberries - These will get blended up for a martini slush. See Expert Tips below to make a smooth martini with strawberry simple syrup.
See the recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.
Substitutions and Variations
Berries: If you want to use fresh strawberries, add ½ cup of ice to the blender to chill the berries. You could also try frozen blueberries, raspberries, mango, or pineapple as other fruit martini variations.
Dry Vermouth: No an ingredient most people have on hand. You can substitute dry vermouth with bitters, lemon juice, dry white wine, or sake.
Simple Syrup: If you don’t have simple syrup, a little honey or agave will also work.
How to Make This Recipe
1. Add frozen strawberries, vodka, simple syrup and bitters to a food processor/blender. Pulse until smooth.
2. Take a flat plate and drizzle honey on it in a circle. Try to match the size/shape of the coupe glass rim. On another plate, spread the cane sugar.
3. Dip each coupe glass into the honey, ensuring the rim is coated and sticky, and then dip it into the sugar.
4. Pour the Strawberry Martini into rimmed coupe glasses and enjoy!
For more tips and tricks on how to craft the perfect cocktail, check out my post here including all of the Mixology Must Haves.
Put your martini glasses in the fridge or freezer 30 minutes prior to using so they’re chilled and frosty before serving your drink.
For a sweeter beverage, add 1 oz more of simple syrup. For a less strong cocktail, remove 1 oz of vodka.
If you prefer a smooth martini, I recommend making a homemade strawberry simple syrup instead of using frozen strawberries. Heat equal parts water and sugar (1 cup each) with 1 cup of fresh strawberries. Stir and mash the strawberries with a fork while heating. Once combined, strain the strawberry chunks from the syrup and allow to cool. You can make simple syrup in advance and store it in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Since this is a partially frozen drink, it’s best served immediately. If you decide to make a smooth (non-frozen) martini with the strawberry simple syrup (see expert tips section above) you could make the drink in advance and store in the refrigerator until ready to enjoy.
Martinis are classically made with gin, but often are made with vodka instead. In this recipe I used strawberry flavored Ciroc to keep on theme with the fruity drink.
The dryness of a martini is related to the vermouth to vodka ratio. Less vermouth makes a martini more dry.
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- Shot glass
- 2 coupe glasses
- 2 plates
- 5 oz strawberry vodka, or gin
- 1.5 oz simple syrup, more to taste
- 0.5 oz dry vermouth, or flavored bitters
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 2 fresh strawberries, for garnish
- Add frozen strawberries, vodka, simple syrup and bitters to a food processor/blender.
- Pulse until smooth.
- Take a flat plate and drizzle honey on it in a circle. Try to match the size/shape of the coupe glass rim. On another plate, spread the cane sugar.
- Dip each coupe glass into the honey, ensuring the rim is coated and sticky, and then dip it into the sugar.
- Pour the Strawberry Martini into rimmed coupe glasses and enjoy!
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If you're using MyFitnessPal, search 'A Paige Of Positivity' and find STRAWBERRY MARTINI calories and nutrition facts. Disclaimer: for most accurate macronutrients and caloric breakdown, it is recommended that you input each ingredient into your MyFitnessPal food diary.
NOTE: this is counting the alcohol as strictly carbs - remember, if you are counting your macros & alcohol, this is a good reference: Macrostax | How To Calculate Alcohol for Macro Counting
TO COUNT YOUR ALCOHOL AS A CARBOHYDRATE: Use the total number of calories in a drink divided by 4 (Example: 5 ounces of Red Zinfandel = 132 calories 132 calories/4 = 33g Carbs. TO COUNT YOUR ALCOHOL AS A FAT: Use the total number of calories in a drink divided by 9 (Example: 5 ounces of Red Zinfandel = 132 calories 132 calories/9 = 15g Fat) TO COUNT YOUR ALCOHOL AS BOTH A CARBOHYDRATE AND A FAT: Use the a portion of the total number of calories in a drink divided by 4 Use the remainder of the total number of calories in a drink divided by 9. Example: 5 ounces of Red Zinfandel = 132 calories 66 calories/4 = 16.5g Carbs 66 calories/9 = 7g Fat
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