Strawberry-Mint Sparkler Recipe

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Vicky Wasik

Juicy summer strawberries are combined with tart lime juice and bright mint in this sweet and sour effervescent vodka cocktail. It's light, not too sugary, and eminently day-drinkable. Do consider adjusting the amount of simple syrup depending on the sweetness of your strawberries.

Note: To make simple syrup, combine 1 cup water with 1 cup sugar in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved. Cool before using. Simple syrup will keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Recipe Facts

Active: 10 mins
Total: 10 mins
Serves: 1 serving

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Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 ounces sliced fresh strawberries from approximately 5 medium berries

  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup (see notes)

  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed juice from 1 lime

  • 10 mint leaves

  • 2 ounces vodka

  • 2 1/2 ounces club soda

  • Lime wheel, mint, or strawberry for garnish (optional)

Directions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine strawberries, simple syrup, and lime juice and muddle until strawberries are completely dissolved. Add mint leaves and gently tap 5 times with muddler. (Do not over-muddle mint or it will taste bitter and muddy.) Add vodka to shaker and fill 2/3 full with ice. Shake until well chilled, about 15 seconds.

  2. Fill a Collins glass with ice and add club soda. Fine-strain cocktail into glass and stir gently. Garnish with lime, mint, or strawberry, if desired.

Special Equipment

Cocktail shaker, fine mesh strainer, muddler

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
181 Calories
0g Fat
13g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 181
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 46mg 231%
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 0mg 3%
Potassium 133mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)