A couple weeks ago I attended a strawberry farm tour which I had the pleasure of helping put together. The two-day event was designed to introduce influential food and nutrition bloggers to strawberry farmers for an up close and personal look at strawberry farming in California.

Strawberry Summer Cocktails

California Blonde

In addition to the great discussions and beautiful scenery, the food and beverages were delicious — and definitely worth sharing. The event took place on warm and sunny days along the beautiful coast at Pismo Beach, and chefs couldn’t have done a better job serving cocktails perfect for the occasion. If you plan to host any seaside gatherings, you might want to whip these beauties up!

Strawberry Summer Breeze

Summer Breeze
PISMO BEACH, Calif., June 23, 2015.
California Strawberry Commission Blogger Field Tour in Pismo Beach, Calif., June 23, 2015.
Photo by Robert Durell

As a bonus, a few of the lovely folks who attended the farm tour event have already shared their experiences, including Nik from A Brown Table, Tammilee from  Tammilee Tips, dietitian Jenna from Make Healthy Easy, and Kylie (also a dietitian) from ImmaEatThat. We invite you to take your own tour through their posts filled with photos and information you might find refreshing. Enjoy!

California Strawberry Blonde

Two Must-Try Summer Strawberry Cocktails

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 1 cocktail each

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California Blonde

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1 oz lemon
  • ½ oz Simple Syrup
  • ¼ oz Chambord
  • 2 muddled strawberries

Summer Breeze

  • 2 oz rum
  • 1 oz lemon
  • 1 oz Pineapple
  • ½ oz simple syrup
  • ½ oz Campari
  • 4 strawberries


To make California Strawberry Blonde:

  • Shake, blend or whisk all ingredients together. Use ice when preparing or chill before serving.
  • Serve with garnish of strawberry and/or lemon.

To make Summer Breeze:

  • Add all ingredients (plus a few ice cubes) to a blender and blend to desired consistency.
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