These Strawberry Shortcake Martinis are refreshing and sweet just like the dessert! Fresh strawberry puree, Whipped Cream Vodka, and a dollop of whipped cream create this beautiful cocktail that is perfect for summer entertainment. This is how you do a dessert martini in the summer! Just beware…
of the sneaky effects of a dessert martini! It does have a habit of sneaking up on you at a moment’s notice. In my case, most of the “sneaking up” involved my 2 year old daughter knocking over my drink background and breaking my cute little cocktail glass (composure not maintained). Never a dull moment around here! Well, at least I got some decent pictures taken of all 3 glasses before the massacre ensued. Goodbye beautiful little glass.
Let the next 3-10 nights of endless explosions begin (continue)! Am I the only person annoyed with the constant fireworks? I mean, can’t we just wait until it is actually 4th of July before we attempt to burn down the neighborhood? That just brought me to a fond memory of this nearly happening to me some years ago. PSA…if you don’t want the fire department knocking on your door at 4am, be sure to wet the used fireworks before putting them in a plastic trashcan! Yes, this did happen to me (totally not the one to blame though)! Luckily, the trashcan was the only true victim. However, the embarrassment of standing in your front yard in pajamas with several neighbors watching never quite goes away…LOL!
So, be safe out there! Sometimes, it is just easier to sit at home with a great cocktail such as this Strawberry Shortcake Martini. No need to limit your options…check out my Saturated Saturday Page for more great cocktail ideas to get you through the hot summer.
- Whipped Cream Vodka
- Strawberry Puree:
- 2 C. Fresh Strawberries; stems removed
- 1/4 C. Water
- 3 Tbsp. Sugar
- Whipped Cream
- Strawberry Slices
Add strawberries, sugar and water to blender bowl.
Blend until smooth.
Pour strawberry puree through a sifter to remove some of the seeds (optional).
Add equal amounts of Strawberry Puree and Whipped Cream Vodka to a cocktail shaker with 1 C. Ice (around 3 Oz. of each for 1 martini).
Shake vigorously for around 30 seconds.
Drain into a martini glass.
Top with a dollop of whipped cream and garnish with a fresh strawberry slice.
I love a drink disguised as dessert! 🙂 This looks so delicious. Hope you have a great 4th and I will be using your watering the fireworks tip.
Thanks Heather…I’m all about dessert martinis! Definitely a good idea to water the fireworks…lol! Hope you have a great holiday weekend too!
Laura / I Heart Naptime says
This looks amazing delicious! Perfect for sipping while listening to neighbors set off fireworks (which we don’t mind too much, especially if we get a free show out of the deal!).
They sure are…I love a free fireworks show (as long as it doesn’t wake up my kids). 🙂
Des @ Life's Ambrosia says
I would love one of these on a hot summer day! They look wonderful!
Thanks Des…they are super refreshing on a hot day!
Justine | Cooking and Beer says
I could go through a couple glasses of these martinis! They look amazing!
For sure…you need at least 2 at a time! Thanks Justine!
Kacey Joanette says
Ohh, I just so happen to have some extra strawberries hanging around and with our heat wave going on, martinis sound like a fantastic idea!
Sweet…they always are a good idea! Thanks Kacey!
Cookin Canuck says
I love a good fireworks show as much as the next person, but would be very happy if it only lasted for one night. However, I’d happily drink these pretty cocktails for many nights in a row.
Dinner, then Dessert says
What a delicious way to adapt a classic dessert! Thanks for sharing!
I’m thinking this yummy dessert martini will be perfect for our adult poolside parties! 🙂
Thanks…it would be perfect poolside!