Strawberry Lemonade Ginger Beer Fizz
A Strawberry Lemonade Ginger Beer Fizz is the perfect libation for a warm weather weekend. Nothing beats combining fresh fruit with lemon in summer cocktails.
I really do enjoy cocktail making. Keeping it simple is key. I remember an event I went to that was sponsored by Ketel One Vodka and loved the philosophy they had about cocktails. You could take 5 ingredients and simply mix up the type of fruit, type of booze and type of soda and never run out of ideas…and it’s true. This Strawberry Lemonade Ginger Beer Fizz is the perfect example.
That theory works for me. I get emails and messages all the time from public relations firms and bars wanting me to feature their specialty on my blog but any thought that it might happen gets bogged down with particulars.
It’s not just that the list of ingredients is long but they always include far too many exotic ingredients. No, I’m not making two kinds of bitters and sending off to parts unknown for something I’ve never even tasted. Not gonna happen.
This cocktail is not earth shattering; as a matter of fact what I love is the simplicity. My thinking is that readers love simplicity too. There are a million cocktail sites that will agree to feature those one of a kind specialty drinks but I prefer sharing concoctions I’ve made that you can actually make in your home. And make easily too.
This is the perfect example. I even nixed the idea of making a whole bunch of lemon simple syrup…and went the direction of lemonade; same thing but easier. Blend some strawberries with the lemonade and vodka and top with the ginger beer and done. In minutes…I’m thinking that’s what you’re looking for right?
This cocktail didn’t take any forethought; as a matter of fact the inspiration came about when my neighbor and her husband came over for Easter dinner. We are VERY casual here and while I had some lamb in the oven for a salad and mashed potatoes warming for a side; she and I just sort of winged it for a cocktail.
I had strawberries, OK, good. I spied an open bottle of lemon vodka and we were off to the races. I had to find fizz and I’ve ALWAYS got some sparkling wine on hand, whether Prosecco or Cava.
This recipe does not specify that you must use lemon vodka though. Even a specialty vodka is asking too much on occasion so I’ve made it easy by including a can of lemonade for the lemon flavoring; yes simply frozen lemonade concentrate; how much easier could this be?
The truth is this cocktail can be the starting point for any number of summer libations…keeping in mind that 5 ingredient rule, mix things up with raspberries or blueberries, even watermelon would be fantastic.
If it’s a summer fruit, it will blend nicely with the vodka and ginger beer. Take a peek at this list of ingredients…easy and also easily adaptable to what you love or have on hand! I would even use limeade in a pinch…or a combination of lemon and lime; that’s what I do in my favorite margarita!
- 8 ounces fresh strawberries, cored and rinsed
- 1 (6 ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate
- 6 oz vodka
- 1 (10-12oz) bottle ginger beer, chilled
- Strawberries and Lemon wedges for garnish, optional
If there were one thing wrong with this drink it would be this…it’s tasty and refreshing and a bit sweet and tart and it could be gulped down in a heartbeat. Sure do that…but skip the vodka OK? Otherwise, gulp down a water and then sit and sip this delightful Strawberry Lemonade and Ginger Beer Fizz and think of more warm days ahead…I know I can’t wait!
More Strawberry Cocktails? Here you go…
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Strawberry Lemonade Ginger Beer Fizz
- 8 ounces fresh strawberries cored and rinsed
- 1 6 ounce can frozen lemonade concentrate
- 6 oz vodka
- 1 10-12 oz bottle ginger beer chilled
- Strawberries and Lemon wedges for garnish optional
- Combine strawberries, lemonade concentrate and vodka in a blender.
- Blend until smooth. Fill lowball glasses with ice and pour mixture into glasses, leaving about an inch at the top.
- Top with Ginger Beer, stir gently, and garnish with strawberries and lemon wedges.
Is there any way to make this into a punch for a large crowd? Or premake large quantities and keep in the fridge, then put the beer over individually? What do you recommend.
Absolutely, combine and chill all ingredients except the ginger beer. When ready to serve, pour over ice, add the ginger beer and stir.
Ginger Beer is one of those amazing cocktail bases that adds a bite to almost any drink. I wouldn’t have thought of it with Strawberry (maybe too sweet for me) but it sounds as if it works. Brandy and ginger beer is one of the oldest cocktails around, although I think the strength of ginger beer has weakened these days.
I think in days gone by I would have considered using maybe 7-Up or Ginger Ale for a drink like this…I like how Ginger Beer brings a bit of a kick and not as much sweetness to the mix. I have certainly discovered different brands have a wide variety of potency. I tried one recently that was almost harsh with the amount of ginger it had in it…so finding the right brand is certainly part of the job when securing ingredients. I really have grown to love the stuff though…even on its own with just ice!
I’m seeing great strawberries, too. Spring is here! And this drink is PERFECT — nice and refreshing. Good stuff. 🙂 Nice pictures, too. I’m guessing someone is playing with her 105mm micro lens. 🙂
Thanks John and yes, might be doing just that. I am loving the clarity of the closeups and now it’s time to start switching between the 100mm macro and my 24-7 lens that I’ve had for awhile and still love; you know like real photographers would do! Yikes!!!
Next? Video. I think…between you and me? Drinks only…I’ve seen enough videos of someone mixing butter with flour or browning chicken; this girl wants to make a cool cocktail video; wanna come help? 🙂