Thursday, May 27, 2010

Drunken Strawberries

What could be more refreshing on a warm day than a fruity little drink?  A fruity tall drink!  When I got home from work today I decided that I needed a fruity tall  drink, so I decided to create one.  Since strawberries are in season right now where I live in Minnesota, and I have been buying them by the case, I thought they would be perfect in a drink!  I combined them with a bit of tequila, and framboise as well as some lemon for tartness and vanilla and agave nectar for sweetness.  I served it on the rocks and topped it off with a bit of fizz for fun!  This drink is a great cure for a long day at work!

Strawberry Smash

1 cup strawberries, hulled and halved

2 oz silver tequilla
2 oz Framboise
juice of one lemon
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 Tbsp agave nectar
ice cubes
sparkling water
strawberry for garnish
Combine Strawberries, tequila, framboise, lemon juice, vanilla, and agave nectar in a blender and process until strawberries are liquified and all ingredients are well combined.  In a large tall glass, place a few ice cubes, and pour strawberry mixture over.  Top off with a bit of sparkling water and garnish with a strawberry...enjoy!


Anonymous said...

I want one RIGHT NOW! Mmmmmmmmm! I don't have Framboise, but will figure out something else to throw in the mix so I can say cheers right along with you.

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine said...

I could go for a whole pitcher!

julie said...

Oh man does THAT look good. The alcohol just adds to the goodness. I must try one!

The Housewife said...

Yummm! That looks so good! I've been off alcohol since I became pregnant and I'm craving that fruity tall drink!

Anonymous said...

This sounds great--fresh, fruity with the tipsy factor. Love!

The Food Apprecianado said...

That looks so so good. All I need is the good weather to enjoy one~