I’m sticking with the fresh strawberry theme tonight since strawberry season only happens once a year, and I need to make the most of it!

I once had the perfect raspberry martini, and set about trying to duplicate it.  This drink is one of the results.  It is on the sweet side (depending on how sweet your strawberries are), but the lemon offsets it nicely.

Fresh Strawberry Martini

  • 2 oz vodka (I used Ketel One)
  • ½ oz orange liqueur (I use Cointreau)
  • ½ oz fresh lemon juice
  • 4-5 fresh strawberries
  • A pinch of vanilla powder

Muddle the strawberries in the bottom a cocktail shaker. Add ice, and then the remaining ingredients. Shake thoroughly and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a fresh strawberry and a lemon wheel.  Cheers!