It has been a few weeks since we last spoke, and I am sure you guys will be just as excited as I am about today’s drink recipe! The name says it all, Strawberry Mint Bliss, a blend of fresh strawberries with crushed mint and a couple other yummy ingredients. There is just something about Strawberry Cocktails and summertime to me! It is everything you need on a hot summer day while sitting out under the shade of your patio umbrella, or while in the pool (which is how I plan to enjoy it over and over again).
I made this tasty drink for Mother’s Day this past weekend for my mom and pregnant sister (eee!) so of course I had to make one non-alcoholic, and it honestly tasted just as good. We all slurped them back pretty quick while we enjoyed our waffle bar brunch, and agreed that it is a winner for the hot days we have ahead. It is simply a gorgeous drink to look at with the combination of bright red strawberries and the green mint leaves and it is finished off with the addition of Italian Soda really makes it quite refreshing.
Now personally I enjoy my Strawberry Cocktail with Rum but you could easily do this with vodka, gin or any other alcohol you prefer! The fun thing with making your own drinks is the ability to customize them to your tastes and preferences! You can even add a splash of lemon-lime soda to give it a little tang. The possibilities are only as endless as your imagination.
Strawberry Mint Bliss
This summer drink combines bright red strawberries and fresh mint and it is finished off with the addition of Italian Soda to make it refreshing.
- 1 bottle Strawberry Italian Soda 1 L
- 1 bunch Fresh Mint washed
- 1 pacakge Fresh Strawberries rinsed and sliced
- White Rum adjust to your taste - I do 2 oz per glass
Pour soda into a drink pitcher and add rum to your preferred taste (I did about 1/2 c for the entire jug but you can do more or less).
Rip off about 1/3 c of mint leaves and gently "crush" between your fingers to release the oils, add to pitcher of soda.
Stir all the above ingredients together in the pitcher and add your sliced strawberries (I reserved a couple to place on the glass for added fun!).
Serve in mason jars with green straws to compliment the mint, and ENJOY
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I mean really, could it be any easier to make? Be sure to buy double the ingredients if you are entertaining a larger crowd as it will be gulped back faster than you can make it. Also be sure to check out last years Mother’s Day drink, The Sparkling Unicorn here as well as other fun drink recipes on our Drinks Page. And let me know what your favorite Strawberry Cocktails are in the comments below! There is a fun drink waiting with your name on it!