As we sat around thinking about what our next recipe would be on Her View From Home, we decided to go with a cocktail, which is one of the things we really get excited about. We tend to try to make cocktails featuring ingredients that are in season. While cruising the aisles of the grocery store looking for inspiration, we found a nice batch of fresh strawberries which are typically fantastic in spring and inspired images of strawberry desserts and drinks.
Combining creamy coconut milk, sweet strawberries and whipped cream vodka, this drink is perfect for sipping on the deck on a girls night out or as a sweet night cap. Easy to make, the base strawberry syrup is also wonderful for breakfast or as a topping for ice cream! We hope you will enjoy this as much as we did!
Tropical Strawberry Chiller
- 1.75 oz strawberry syrup (see directions below!)
- 1.5 oz coconut milk
- 1.5 oz whipped cream vodka
- 2 dashes bitters
- club soda
Pour the strawberry syrup, coconut milk, vodka and bitters into a shaker. Add ice and shake for 15-20 seconds. Add crushed or shaved ice into a high ball glass. Strain into the glass. Top with club soda. Garnish with a fresh strawberry or slices of fresh strawberry. Enjoy!
Fresh Strawberry Syrup
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup water
- pinch of salt
- 5-6 strawberries cut into small pieces
Place the sugar, water and strawberries into a small sauce pan and bring up to a boil. Allow to simmer, stirring occasionally until the strawberries are soft and beginning to fall apart. Strain out the pulp and the seeds using a fine mesh. Store the syrup in a closed container and refrigerate.