Perfect Summer Cocktail: Strawberry Mint Spiked Lemonade

This past weekend when we had guests in town, I decided to combine  two of my favorite summertime treats, strawberries and lemonade, to create the Perfect Summer Cocktail.

I have really been enjoying experimenting with different cocktails that have ingredients found at the farmer’s market. The one thing that I missed the most about living in California, was the weekly farmer’s market.  There is nothing better than the taste of fresh fruits and veggies grown locally.

This weekend, try stopping by your local farmer’s market and picking up strawberries, mint and lemons (to make your own lemonade) to creating this delicious twist on spiked lemonade!


·      3 large strawberries

·      2 mint sprigs

·      3 ounces of lemonade

·      2 ounces of vodka

·      Ice

 Instructions (makes one drink)

  1.  In the bottom of a glass, (or mason jar for a southern, summer feel) muddle 3 large strawberries and 1 mint sprig.
  2. Add 3 ounces of fresh lemonade and 2 ounces of vodka.
  3. Stir until completely mixed.
  4. Add a handful of ice and garnish with 1 mint sprig.
  5. Enjoy!