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This strawberry vodka cocktail is deliciously refreshing! It’s easy to mix together right in the glass with lime and soda water.

Strawberry vodka cocktail

Here’s light, refreshing drink that’s perfect for summer, or anytime you’ve got a load of fresh strawberries. Try this strawberry vodka cocktail! Mix it up right in the glass, and enjoy the pairing of beautifully fresh flavors: a homemade strawberry syrup, citrusy lime juice, and a spray of brilliant bubbles. Add a sprig of mint, and it’s all about barefoot, porch-swing sipping flavor.

Ingredients in this strawberry vodka cocktail

No, you don’t need strawberry vodka here: though you could use it if you have it! The main effort involved in this cocktail is making a homemade strawberry syrup. Other than that, you can mix the drink right in the glass! Here’s what you’ll need:

Strawberry syrup

Use homemade strawberry syrup (or substitute purchased)

It’s absolutely worth making homemade syrup for this strawberry vodka cocktail! The brilliantly fresh berry flavor is even more pronounced when you make your own at home. But if you don’t have time (we get it!), there are plenty of strawberry simple syrup options at your local liquor store or online. Here are the basic steps to make homemade strawberry syrup:

  • Simmer strawberries, sugar and water for 10 to 12 minutes. You’ll cook them until the berries break down.
  • Pass the mixture through a fine mesh sieve. This removes the seeds, resulting in a smooth syrup.
  • Chill. The syrup thickens as it cools. But you can make this strawberry vodka cocktail immediately after making the syrup, don’t worry!
Strawberry vodka cocktail

How to make a strawberry vodka cocktail: basic steps

Once you’ve whipped up that syrup, this strawberry vodka cocktail comes together quickly. In fact, you can build it right in the glass: no need to dirty a cocktail shaker! Here’s what to do:

  1. Pour: Add all ingredients to a highball glass.
  2. Add ice: Pro tip: serve it with clear ice, if you have the time to make a batch! Clear ice is crystal clear ice cubes you can make at home and cut into organic shapes. It makes the drink look stunning! Head to our clear ice tutorial.
  3. Garnish: Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint and a few fresh strawberries. Voila!
Strawberry vodka cocktail

More strawberry cocktails

This strawberry vodka cocktail is one if our list of top strawberry cocktails. Once you’ve tried it, make them all! Here are a few favorites:

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Strawberry vodka cocktail

Strawberry Vodka Cocktail

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x


This strawberry vodka cocktail is deliciously refreshing! It’s easy to mix together right in the glass with lime and soda water.




  1. Make the strawberry syrup (or use purchased strawberry cocktail syrup).
  2. Stir together the vodka, strawberry syrup, and lime juice together in a highball. Fill the glass with ice, then add the soda water. Stir gently to combine. Garnish with mint and serve.


*To convert to ounces, 1 ounce = 2 tablespoons.

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: Cocktails
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Strawberry vodka cocktail

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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