Strawberry Limemade Cocktail

It’s Friyay!!! You know what that means, right? The perfect day to share a summery, sweet cocktail. This is my first time sharing an alcoholic beverage on the blog – eeeek! I’m excited, but also nervous.

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Lately, my husband has aspired to become a homemade cocktail connoisseur. He bought himself a big, bad book with millions of recipes for drinks. It’s so cool and I’ve loved witnessing how excited he gets when he makes a new drink for himself or our friends. We’re hoping to have a spot for a bar cart in our new house, and I’m sure he’ll have plenty of opportunity to perfect his skills in the months to come.

The reason I bring up the book is because it has also come in handy for me. Each month, I create a cocktail/mocktail to include in my Date Night In menu and I definitely need all the help I can get when it comes to mixed drinks. Food and wine is more of my forte, but it’s been a fun adventure tasting different alcohols and testing out combos.

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This strawberry limeade cocktail is one I recently put together for Date Night In (if you’d like more information on Date Night In, click here). It’s light, sweet and has a nice tang. I’m not a hard alcohol person, but I really enjoyed drinking this and my husband (who is a hard alcohol person) liked it as well.

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If you’re staying away from drinking, it’s just as great without the alcohol and is a fun drink to make for kiddos. If you end up making it, don’t forget to tag your photos with #marinamakeseats!

Strawberry Limeade with Vodka (makes two drinks)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of fresh or frozen strawberries, diced
  • 2 cups of limeade juice
  • 2 shots of vodka
  • 4-6 mint leaves

Directions

Using a blender or food processor, blend strawberries until mostly smooth. Fill each glass with a cup of limeade juice, a cup of the pureed strawberries, a shot of vodka and a couple of mint leaves. Stir to combine with a spoon.

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