The other night I skipped JLA after work and decided it would be a good idea to go to the restaurant downstairs and drink strawberry lemon drop martinis instead. I love these girly drinks. They taste very fresh and fun. Not cheesy and fake like they sound. The drinks are very potent and not for the faint of heart.
I was looking around online to see if I could find any similar recipes for cocktail recipe box. This one looks to be somewhat similar. It has the fresh fruit in it like the one in the restaurant.
Strawberry Lemonade…Plus Vodka…Plus Basil
1 heaping cup strawberries, chopped
1 cup water
¾ cup sugar
2 packets Stevia (This is my way of reducing the sugar a bit. If you prefer, use a whole cup of sugar and omit the Stevia.)
1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice, about 6 lemons
3 more cups water
Combine strawberries, water, sugar, and (if using) Stevia in a medium saucepan.
Bring mixture to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer for about 5 minutes. Stir occasionally and use a wooden spoon to mash up the strawberries and release their juice. Set aside.
Combine lemon juice and 3 cups of water in a pitcher.
Strain the strawberry syrup mixture through a fine mesh strainer.
Add strawberry syrup to the lemonade and chill for at least 30 minutes. Serve over ice.
Definitely give this a try if you are looking for something fruity and refreshing.