Friday, April 13, 2012

Strawberry Shortcake Martini

Cocktail Friday returns!!! Take it away hubs…

Yo foodies!  It feels SO good to be back in the saddle and shaking drinks for the blogging community.  Happy Friday!  I’ve been loving life with my new gig but all the traveling and deal making has kept me away from the bar. My BAD and thanks for the patience.

Look, I know some of you are still experiencing cool weather out there but it’s H.O.T. in Florida. I find my myself in South Beach every Wednesday with sweaty arm pits every week so cold fruity drinks are all I can think about. Since it’s spring (even though it feels like summer) we are bursting with berries here. I am married to a berry-holic so they’re always on hand. I spotted a gang of strawberries in the fridge and my mind started to wander. Strawberries make me think of a favorite dessert… strawberry shortcake.

Strawberry shortcake sounds pretty good so my mind wandered what it would taste like in a cocktail.

Well, it tastes pretty dang good. Pinnacle Vodka has a good thing going on and their Cake Vodka is no joke. Really this drink is so simple BUT so flavorful. Homemade strawberry syrup and cake vodka…say no more; just mix, sip and smile!

Tina prettied this lovely little drink up with fresh authentic whipped cream and sliced berries. Ain’t it beautiful?

Thanks for you patience people. It feels good to back with you in the blogosphere. Happy Friday to us all.

CHEERS

The Hubs


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Strawberry Shortcake Martini

Yield: 5 martinis

Prep Time: 15 - 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Adult Strawberry Shortcake... a drinkable version! ;)

Ingredients:

For the Strawberry Puree (enough for 5 martinis):
16 ounces frozen whole strawberries
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice

For the Strawberry Shortcake Martini:
2 ounces cake flavored vodka
3 ounces of strawberry puree
fresh whipped cream, for garnish (optional)

Directions:

For the Strawberry Puree:
Simmer for 10 minutes until sugar is dissolved and fruit is softened. Allow to cool and blend vigorously until smooth. If there are any pulp/seeds left, strain through a fine mesh strainer (Note: If you have a Blendtec, blend on whole juice setting and you won't need to strain the mixture).

For the Strawberry Shortcake Martini:
Place ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously until chilled. Pour into a martini glass and top with (optional) dallop of fresh whipped cream, and garnish with a sliced strawberry.

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45 Responses to “Strawberry Shortcake Martini”

  1. 1

    Blog is the New black — April 13, 2012 @ 8:15 am

    WOW! Bookmarked!

  2. 2

    shelly (cookies and cups) — April 13, 2012 @ 8:37 am

    How smart are YOU? This is dessert in a cocktail, which is basically my favorite food group.

  3. 3

    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — April 13, 2012 @ 8:54 am

    I LOVE this one!! Just fabulous!

  4. 4

    Julia — April 13, 2012 @ 9:08 am

    I need this, stat!! Nice use of cake vodka!

  5. 5

    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — April 13, 2012 @ 9:09 am

    Gah! What a fabulous idea!!

  6. 6

    Rachael S — April 13, 2012 @ 9:33 am

    Mmmmm…strawberry shortacke…mmmm cake flavored vodka, delish!

  7. 7

    Erin — April 13, 2012 @ 9:37 am

    Wow I would so love to have this after work today.

  8. 8

    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — April 13, 2012 @ 10:47 am

    Yum! And jeez this is the second time I’ve heard of cake vodka… I need it in my life.

  9. 9

    Shawnda — April 13, 2012 @ 10:58 am

    What a fab idea!

  10. 10

    Jackie — April 13, 2012 @ 1:21 pm

    So trying this!! Yum!!

    • Tina replied: — April 13th, 2012 @ 1:23 pm

      you’ll love it!!! :) miss you girl! xox

  11. 11

    Ryan @ Spicy Richmond — April 13, 2012 @ 2:55 pm

    I LOVE strawberry shortcake and a friend of mine and I are always looking for fun, new drinks to try out. This has just made its way to the top of the list!

  12. 12

    Cassie — April 13, 2012 @ 3:22 pm

    Yay for the return of cocktail Fridays. Loving this you guys!

  13. 13

    Elise — April 13, 2012 @ 6:31 pm

    This looks delicious! I have the vodka, now off to the store for strawberries…

  14. 14

    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — April 13, 2012 @ 9:08 pm

    Yum! Looks fabulous! I would love that for my dinner drink or sitting by a pool!!

  15. 15

    Ann — April 13, 2012 @ 11:38 pm

    This drink is too fabulous for words! I had no idea they made something like a cake vodka!

    • Tina replied: — April 14th, 2012 @ 8:49 am

      cake vodka = you must try it!!!! it’s in.sane.

  16. 16

    Sandra — April 14, 2012 @ 7:20 am

    Friday cocktails are back, Yippee!!

    • Tina replied: — April 14th, 2012 @ 8:45 am

      i was super pumped about it too ;)

  17. 17

    Krissy's Creations — April 14, 2012 @ 12:14 pm

    Now that looks refreshing!!

  18. 18

    Kelsy — April 14, 2012 @ 5:37 pm

    I actually just made some strawberry shortcake cupcakes because I’ve been craving strawberry shortcake flavors like a mad woman. These are absolutely next on my list!

    Kelsy

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    the wanna be country girl — April 14, 2012 @ 8:35 pm

    What;s better than strawberry shortcake? Strawberry shortcake martinis of course. Can’t wait to try these!!

    ~Caroline

  20. 20

    Alaina@ fabtasticeats — April 15, 2012 @ 9:27 pm

    Im so happy Cocktail Fridays are back! I’ve missed them! This sounds AMAZING! Dessert. In a cocktail! Does it get any better!

  21. 21

    Nikki — April 16, 2012 @ 10:41 pm

    cake vodka, what?! Yes!

  22. 22

    Valerie — April 17, 2012 @ 8:53 am

    I have Whipped Vodka (whipped cream flavor, same brand). Going to make a version with this – I guess it might be like Berries & Cream, right?

    • Tina replied: — April 17th, 2012 @ 9:36 am

      for sure! I bet it’ll be DELISH! Their whipped flavor is awesome too! :)

  23. 23

    Megan {Country Cleaver} — April 17, 2012 @ 11:16 am

    I’m in heart hard right now. I have the whipped version – but me thinks I need to go and get the cake version too. This is too cute for words.

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    brandi — April 20, 2012 @ 9:01 am

    1. this drink sounds fab. i wish i had one RIGHT NOW. and it’s 9 am.

    2. that picture of you is awesome :) can’t wait to see you in June!!!

  25. 25

    Betty — April 22, 2012 @ 2:21 pm

    I can’t find cake flavored vodka in Canada – do you think vanilla vodka with some simple syrup might be a good substitute? Any other suggestions?

  26. 26

    Books n' Cooks — April 23, 2012 @ 6:28 pm

    This sounds fantastic. I can’t wait to try it.

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    Ashley — May 18, 2012 @ 3:11 pm

    @Betty: I just found cake vodka at the LCBO here in Ontario. Its by two olives.

    I am making these tonight to kick of the long weekend! Yay! So excited!

  30. 30

    Heather — May 27, 2012 @ 11:35 am

    I just tried this last night with my ladies’ book club! It was a hit. So yummy. Thanks for this!

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    Terra — July 21, 2012 @ 11:22 am

    Wow, cake flavored vodka, that is brilliant for sure! This martini sounds really delicious, and perfect for Summertime:-) Take care, Terra

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    katheryn @ wineandthyme — July 26, 2012 @ 7:37 pm

    you have just made me break my vow never to eat cake or whipped cream flavored vodka. that looks delicious. on the list for next time i’m out shopping.

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    If you want to make this delicious cocktail dessert even BETTER…. add a little heavy cream and rim the glass with crushed graham crackers! MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!

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