Strawberry Inspired Cocktails for the Holiday Season

Why let cranberries have all the fun during the holidays? Did you know that Florida strawberry season is November through February, so this is a prime time to mix it up a little and add sweet Florida strawberries to your tasty toddies! Whether you are looking for that signature drink for your holiday shin dig or taking a much needed break from the festivities, here are some creative ideas to incorporate your favorite fruit into a delicious Christmas cocktail.
Strawberry Infused Vodka
Infusing fruit into vodka is one of the easiest ways to liven up an otherwise neutral vodka drink.  Since you are infusing with refreshing Florida strawberries, you don’t have to buy the most expensive Vodka brand either – so this can be a great, economical gift idea.

Looking for that perfect hostess gift or for the person who has everything? Just package the infused vodka in an air tight container such as a mason jar, add ribbon, and a recipe card for cocktails incorporating the strawberry vodka. For the ambitious types, you can even create your own labels!

Check out this great blog from David Lebowitz for instructions on how to make strawberry infused vodka and for strawberry vodka recipes:
Strawberry Infused Vodka

 

Christmas Jones
Looking for something sweet to sip? This holiday cocktail was named in honor of the movie release for Casino Royale, and is a blend of strawberries, pineapple, and vodka. Add a little fizz with lemon-lime soda or if you wish to go less sweet, add club soda. Garnish with mint leaves, and you’ve got the perfect libation for your holiday get together.

Christmas Jones Strawberry Cocktail
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Grand Champagne Cocktail
What are the holidays without a little bubbly? Here’s a simple, yet delectable champagne cocktail recipe from Bobby Flay that incorporates delicious Florida strawberries, orange-flavored liqueur, and honey. This is a festive apéritif to serve with appetizers before the main course begins!
Grand Champagne Cocktail
Create these tasty concoctions by stocking up on strawberries from Florida strawberry grower Wish Farms, found in your local grocery store. By using the best in ripe, fresh fruit you will elevate the sweetness and flavor of your drink creations. Enjoy and happy holidays!

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