One of the best things about Winter is that Strawberry season is in full swing. Juicy, packed with a burst of flavor and super refreshing can it get any better than that? Yes my friends, Strawberry Cocktails are pretty much the official drink of Winter.
I’ve lost count the times I’ve made this recipe and every single one is a hit. And, while following the recipe results in an out of this world good cocktail this is also one of those things that you can pretty much eyeball and tweak to fit what you have on hand. Is there anything better than a versatile cocktail recipe? This super easy Strawberry Red Wine Cocktail Recipe has only 3 ingredients: Cabernet Red wine, 2 strawberries thinly sliced, and garnish a strawberry.
Strawberry Cocktail Recipe
The beautiful thing about this recipe is the simplicity. Pour some wine. Add some sparkling water. Drop in the strawberries. Done!
It makes a stunning presentation and is virtually effortless to prepare.
Before I share the recipe below, I’ll answer some frequently asked questions about my cocktail. If you have any more questions, leave them in the comments.
What type of wine is best for a strawberry cocktail?
You can use any red wine you have on hand, but the Cabernet tasted great with the strawberries. Since you are adding sparkling water and strawberries, I’d go with a dryer wine. If you choose a really sweet dessert wine, you might be surprised at how sweet it becomes with the added fruit.
What makes a drink a cocktail?
Recently, it’s become pretty common to refer to any mixed alcoholic drink as a cocktail. That matches up pretty well with what the dictionary defines it as too. “an iced drink of wine or distilled liquor mixed with flavoring ingredients.”
Some people say it has to have at least 3 ingredients. Others think it should only refer to mixed drinks that contain hard liquor.
What alcohol can you put in a Strawberry Cocktail?
There are a lot of different versions of strawberry cocktails out there. Some of the most popular liquors to mix for cocktails include:
1 Part Red Wine
2 Parts Sparking Water
2 Strawberries per cocktail, sliced
1 Strawberry for garnish
How to Make Strawberry Cocktails
Ready to make your own strawberry cocktails with red wine? Here’s the step by step instructions.
Wash the strawberries.
Slice the tops off the strawberries and thinly slice two strawberries to add into each glass.
Then, add two parts sparkling water.
Slice a line into a whole strawberry for use to garnish each glass.
Add ice if you want, but we chose not to since the sparkling water was chilled.
Drink and enjoy!
What To Serve With Strawberry Cocktails
These are fantastic all by themselves. But you want some ideas of foods to serve, here are some of my favorites!
- Artisan cheese – try to go for a saltier hard cheese.
- Pita chips – the crunch of the chips will really go well with the sweet cocktail
- Charcuterie board – serve your favorite smoked or other prepared meats. I love proscioutto.
Strawberry Cocktail – With Red Wine
- 1 Part Red Wine
- 2 Parts Sparking Water
- 2 Strawberries per cocktail, sliced
- 1 Strawberry for garnish
- Wash the strawberries.
- Slice the tops off the strawberries and thinly slice two strawberries to add into each glass.
- Add one part red wine to each glass or to the pitcher.
- Then, add two parts sparkling water.
- Slice a line into a whole strawberry for use to garnish each glass.
- Add ice if you want, but we chose not to since the sparkling water was chilled.
- Drink and enjoy!
I hope you try this strawberry cocktail yourself. The sparkling water gives it some fun bubbles and the sweet strawberries are out of this world. Don’t forget to pin the post so you can have it for later too!
More Strawberry Recipes
I am going through a strawberry streak so here are some more Strawberry recipes that you might love.