Sweet & Spicy California Strawberry Tonic

 

Spicy Sweet California Tonic

This Sweet and Spicy California Strawberry Tonic is actually full of fruits and veggies! Strawberries, cucumbers, and tomatoes combine with sweet honey and spicy red pepper sauce for a cocktail that’s sure to provide a “tonic” for any weekday woes!

Sweet & Spicy California Strawberry Tonic
Serves: 4 cocktails
 
Ingredients
  • 1 pound California strawberries, hulled
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 tsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 4-6 drops red pepper sauce such as Tobasco, more or less to taste
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • Dash of salt
  • 4 lime slices for garnish
  • 4 strawberries for garnish
  • 4 cups ice
  • 4 oz vodka, optional
Instructions
  1. Place strawberries, cucumber, tomatoes, lime juice, red pepper sauce, honey, and salt in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Fill glasses with ice. Pour mixture over ice and garnish with a lime and a strawberry. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cocktail Calories: 143 kcal Fat: 1 g Saturated fat: 0 g Trans fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 17 g Sugar: 12 g Sodium: 37 mg Fiber: 3 g Protein: 2 g Cholesterol: 0 mg

 


Strawberry Lemonade Cooler

Nothing says “happy hour” like this refreshing Strawberry Lemonade Cooler. Cheers!

Strawberry Lemonade Cooler
Serves: 2 Cocktails
 
Ingredients
Strawberry Sauce
  • 1 lb fresh strawberries, rinsed, stemmed and chopped
  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp water
Cocktail
  • 8 oz Fresca (or sparking water)
  • 4 lemons, juiced & strained
  • 3 Tbsp sugar, honey or agave
  • ¼ cup ice
  • 4 oz vodka (optional)
Garnish
  • Lemon slice + strawberry slice
Instructions
To make Strawberry Sauce:
  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, cook strawberries with the water and 1 tablespoon of the sugar until sauce thickens; about 5 minutes.
  2. Purée strawberry mixture in blender, strain and then cool.
To mix Cocktail:
  1. To cocktail shaker, add Strawberry Sauce puree, lemon juice, Fresca, sweetener, and ice. Add vodka, if desired.
  2. Shake and pour thru strainer into martini glass.
  3. Garnish with floating slice of lemon topped with a strawberry slice.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cocktail Calories: 336 kcal Fat: 0 g Saturated fat: 0 g Trans fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 48 g Sugar: 39 g Sodium: 15 mg Fiber: 5 g Protein: 2 g Cholesterol: 0 mg

 


Strawberry Margarita Punch

Strawberry Margarita Punch Bowl

Get the party started with this Strawberry Margarita Punch! Created by Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack at Muy Bueno.

 

Strawberry Margarita Punch
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Serves: Serves 8-10
 
Ingredients
  • 10 cups diced cantaloupe melon
  • 6 cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and quartered
  • 1½ cups water
  • 3 cups tequila blanco
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 2 cups strawberries, sliced
  • Fresh mint leaves
Instructions
  1. In batches, blend or juice melon, cucumber, and water in a blender until smooth. Strain and set aside.
  2. Add sugar and lime juice to cazuela or a punch bowl and combine. Add the fresh melon and cucumber juice and stir in tequila.
  3. Garnish with slices of lime, melon, cucumber, and strawberries. Serve in cocktail glasses filled with ice, and garnish with mint
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 drink Calories: 274 kcal Fat: 1 g Saturated fat: 0 g Trans fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 29 g Sugar: 25 g Sodium: 29 mg Fiber: 3 g Protein: 2 g Cholesterol: 0 mg

 


Strawberry Pineapple Mojito

Strawberry Pineapple Mojito

You’ll be enjoying happy hour all summer long with this Strawberry Pineapple Mojito recipe from our friend Yvette at Muy Bueno Cooking.

Strawberry Pineapple Mojito
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Serves: 2 drinks
 
Ingredients
  • ¼ tsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp raw sugar for rims
  • 12 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 lime wedges
  • 6 strawberries
  • 1 pineapple slice, wedged
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • ½ tsp raw sugar
  • Ice
  • 4 oz white rum or silver tequila
  • 1 cup 100% pineapple juice
  • Sparkling water
Instructions
  1. Place raw sugar on a small plate. Rim the lip of two tall glasses with honey and press into the raw sugar. Set aside.
  2. Place 6 mint leaves, 1 lime wedge, 3 strawberries, ½ pineapple slice, juice of half a lime, and ¼ teaspoon sugar in each glass. Use a muddler (or bottom of a wooden spoon) to gently muddle ingredients.
  3. Fill each glass with ice, 2 ounces of rum, and ½ cup of pineapple juice. Gently stir and top with a splash of sparkling water. Garnish with a pineapple and strawberry on a skewer.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 6 fl oz Calories: 263 kcal Fat: 0 g Saturated fat: 0 g Trans fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 34 g Sugar: 30 g Sodium: 11 mg Fiber: 2 g Protein: 1 g Cholesterol: 0 mg

 


California Strawberry Sunrise

This California Strawberry Sunrise recipe is a great way to spice up your happy hour! The simple blend of California strawberries, fresh orange juice, and agave syrup creates a refreshing cocktail with just the right amount of sweetness.

CA Strawberry Sunrise

 

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California Strawberry Sunrise
Serves: 1, 10 oz coktail
 
Ingredients
  • 4 ounces fresh orange juice
  • 3 ounces fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1 ounce agave syrup
  • 1 tsp Grand Marnier
  • Dash of fresh lemon juice
  • Garnish with orange wheel, fresh strawberry, mint spring
Instructions
  1. Combine orange juice and strawberries in a blender
  2. Pulse to puree
  3. Strain into cocktail shaker
  4. Add ice, tequila, and agave syrup and shake until frost forms on shaker
  5. Pour into stem glass, finish with a spritz (dash) of fresh lemon juice and garnish as suggested
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 drink Calories: 340 kcal Fat: 0.7 g Saturated fat: 0 g Trans fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 51 g Sugar: 43 g Sodium: 4 mg Fiber: 2 g Protein: 1.5 g Cholesterol: 0 mg

 


Skinny Strawberry Margarita

Skinny California Strawberry Margarita

Who doesn’t love a good margarita? This Strawberry Margarita recipe will be sure to impress!

Topped with a lime wedge and salt, this margarita is a delicious and refreshing way to enjoy your California Strawberries

Skinny Strawberry Margarita
Serves: 4 Servings
 
Ingredients
  • 20 oz frozen California strawberries
  • 4 oz tequila
  • 12 oz lime flavored sparkling water
  • 1½ cups ice
  • Salt to rim glass (optional)
  • Lime wedges
Instructions
  1. Puree California strawberries, tequila, sparkling water, and ice in a blender until smooth.
  2. Pour salt onto a saucer, moisten rims of glasses with a lime wedge, and dip each glass into salt.
  3. Pour margarita mixture into glasses, add lime wedge, and serve.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 113 kcal Fat: 0 g Saturated fat: 0 g Trans fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 13 g Sugar: 6.5 g Sodium: 6 mg Fiber: 3 g Protein: 0.6 g Cholesterol: 0 mg

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Basil Strawberry Lemonade

Strawberry Basil Lemonade Recipe

Basil Strawberry Lemonade is a fresh twist on classic lemonade. Garnished with basil, lemon, and strawberries this drink looks as good as it tastes!

Basil Strawberry Lemonade

 

 

Basil Strawberry Lemonade
Serves: 4 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 1 quart water
  • 1 cup lemon juice – freshly squeezed
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 lb California strawberries – rinsed
  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 pinch salt
  • Lemon slices, for garnish
  • Fresh California strawberries, for garnish
  • Fresh basil leaves, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend at high speed for just 20 seconds.
  2. Pass through a strainer and keep refrigerated until ready for the party.
  3. Serve over ice with slices of lemon, strawberries and basil leaves as garnish.
  4. As an alternative idea, try this as a cocktail. It’s great with vodka, champagne, or dry white wine
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 glass Calories: 154 kcal Fat: 0 g Saturated fat: 0 g Trans fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 39 g Sugar: 33 g Sodium: 152 mg Fiber: 2 g Protein: 1 g Cholesterol: 0 mg


Refreshing Agua de Jamaica with California Strawberries

Refreshing Agua de Jamaica with California Strawberries

Refreshing Agua de Jamaica, or hibiscus tea, is a tart herbal tea historically valued for its potential medicinal benefits. In this updated version, we added fresh California strawberries, a hint of sugar, and a bit of lime-flavored sparkling water for a fruity and fizzy upgrade!

Refreshing Agua de Jamaica with California Strawberries
Serves: 8, 12 oz glasses
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups dried hibiscus flowers
  • 8 cups (½ gallon) water
  • 2 (12 oz) cans sparkling, lime-flavored water
  • ¼ cup sugar or no-calorie sweetener, if desired
  • 1 cup California strawberries
  • 1 lime, sliced
Instructions
  1. Boil hibiscus flowers in water for several minutes. Remove from heat and let steep for 2 to 4 minutes, depending on desired strength.
  2. Add sparkling water, sugar, strawberries, lime and Agua de Jamaica. Serve over ice.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 12 oz Calories: 108 kcal Fat: 0 g Saturated fat: 0 g Trans fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 25 g Sugar: 23 g Sodium: 25 mg Fiber: 2 g Protein: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg

 

 

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Strawberry Horchata

Strawberry Horchata

Looking for a unique, refreshing beverage using strawberries? Try this strawberry horchata recipe from Mama Latina Tips. Not only is it yummy and satisfying, it’s an easy way to incorporate a serving of 8 strawberries into your diet.

Plus, since California strawberries are available all year long, you can make this throughout the year. Try it out!

Strawberry Horchata

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Strawberry Horchata
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Serves: 8 cups
 
Ingredients
  • 2 Tbsp rice flour or brown rice flour
  • 1 small cinnamon stick (or about 1-1½ tsp ground cinnamon)
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1¼ lbs of strawberries, plus a few extra for garnishing, washed and hulled
  • ¾ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 6 cups of water
Instructions
  1. Mix rice flour, cinnamon stick and almond milk in a blender or food processor until cinnamon is completely pulverized. Pour into a small pot and warm over medium-high heat until it starts to boil. Add vanilla extract, turn the heat off and set aside.
  2. In a food processor or blender, combine strawberries (remember to leave a few extra for garnishing), condensed milk and one cup of water. Mix until well integrated and as smooth as possible.
  3. Strain rice flour mixture into the water, pour the strawberry-condensed milk mixture and mix well. Adjust for sweetness.
  4. Either cut in half or chop strawberries to garnish the glasses. Chill or pour over ice and serve.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cup Calories: 131 kcal Fat: 3 g Saturated fat: 2 g Trans fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 24 g Sugar: 19 g Sodium: 64 mg Fiber: 2 g Protein: 3 g Cholesterol: 10 mg


Skinny Strawberry Sangria

Skinny California Strawberry Sangria Recipe

Celebrate all year-round with this simple, fruity and guilt-free Skinny Strawberry Sangria recipe. Made with California Strawberries!

 

Skinny Strawberry Sangria
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Total time: 
Serves: 10
 
Ingredients
  • 3 cups California strawberries, hulled and sliced lengthwise
  • 750 mL bottle red wine
  • 2, 12 oz cans lime-flavored sparkling water
  • A few handfuls of ice
Instructions
  1. Add 2 cups of the sliced strawberries to a large pitcher. Pour wine over strawberries. Cover, place in refrigerator for 4-5 hours.
  2. Remove from refrigerator; add lime sparkling water and ice. Add a few slices of remaining strawberries to your glass. Pour sangria over strawberries and enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Calories: 77 kcal Fat: 0 g Saturated fat: 0 g Trans fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 5 g Sugar: 3 g Sodium: 10 mg Fiber: 1 g Protein: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg

 

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