Monday, May 27, 2013

Strawberry Shortcake Spritzers


Strawberry Shortcake Spritzer

Meet my new favorite drink, Strawberry Shortcake Spritzer! We made these drinks for a party Joe's mom threw for his brother's family because they're moving away soon. This recipe came about as an adaptation of a Strawberry Shortcake Martini because 1) Joe's sister and I were struggling with shaking the mixture with our homemade martini shaker (I forgot to bring one... oops) and 2) the actual martini was too syrupy. I should add that we ended up receiving help making these drinks and Sprite was then added.  Everything was pretty comical. The drinks, however, I think ended up being very cute and delicious. The Sprite adds a little more of a refreshing feel as well, which is great now that the weather is getting hot.

I actually ended up making these drinks again the next day for my family's Sunday dinner and my family absolutely loved them! When I re-made this recipe the second time, I actually scrapped the martini shaker all together and just added the vodka, puree, and Sprite into an ice-filled glass and just gently stirred until the ingredients came together and topped with the whipped cream. (Also instead of trying to figure out ounces and parts or whatever, I looked at my little conversion table and just converted them all to tablespoons-- you'll see that reflected below in the recipe as well. That made it so much easier for me, haha.)

Let me also tell you about this whipped cream that I found. I went to the new Total Wine and found alcohol infused whipped cream! Yes, alcohol whipped cream! In all  sorts of different flavors. In all honesty, I made this recipe as an excuse to buy and use this whipped cream. The whipped cream is so awesome and I think it added another layer of cute-ness and fun-ness to the drink!

These drinks are definitely something that I will be making for future guests and get-togethers. This is a great girly drink for a special occassion. You need to give this recipe a try!












Strawberry Shortcake Spritzers
adapted from My Life a a Mrs

For the Strawberry Puree (enough for about 6 drinks):
16 oz. frozen whole strawberries
1/2 c. water
1/2 c. sugar
2 Tbs. lemon juice

For the Strawberry Shortcake Spritzers (for ONE):
2 oz. cake flavored vodka (or 4 Tbs) (I used Pinnacle)
3 oz. of strawberry puree (or 5 Tbs)
Sprite, to taste (depends on how much you want-- I used about 1/3 c.)
alcohol infused whipped cream, for garnish (brand I used is called Cream)

For the Strawberry Puree:
Add all the puree ingredients to a medium saucepan and simmer for 10 minutes until sugar is dissolved and fruit is softened. Allow to cool and blend vigorously until smooth. Strain puree through a fine mesh strainer to remove any strawberry seeds.

For the Strawberry Shortcake Spritzer (for ONE):
Place vodka and puree in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously until chilled. Pour vodka/puree mixture into a fancy glass that is filled with ice, then slowly add Sprite to mixture. Stir the Sprite into the mixture gently and then top with whipped cream and garnish with a sliced strawberry (optional). (Or if you're a little lazy like I was when I remade these the second time, add vodka, puree, and sprite all together and stir, then top with the whipped cream!)


(Makes about 6 drinks)


8 comments:

  1. This looks way too dangerous! I could easily get carried away drinking these!

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    1. Yes, these are quite addicting! And they're stronger than they look (or taste!)!!

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  2. Yummy. We love all the Pinnacle flavors and have been whipping up a cocktail storm with them. :)

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    1. The Pinnacle flavors are so fun!!!

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  3. I love that whipped cream! I've mostly used it with chocolate-based drinks, but the other days I had it with brandy & coffee -- holy delicious!

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    1. That sounds delicious! I can't wait to try the other flavors!

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  4. Say what?!! This is SO awesome! I've been wondering what one would make with all these new flavors of vodka. Gotta try this!

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    1. I've seen so many creative recipes using these vodkas! I'm loving these flavored vodkas!

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