Spring is a terrible tease, and today it might be cold and rainy, but you guys: last week I saw strawberries at the farmers' market. Strawberries! They're certainly a sign that warmer weather is on its way.
I couldn't resist buying a pint of the first local strawberries I saw, and though they weren't the luscious jewels of later in the season, they were still pretty darn delicious. I'll be back to buy more than I can eat on my Cheerios, and then I'll be busy mixing up strawberry drinks: smoothies, lemonade, agua fresca, cocktails and punch, filled out with wine or sake or spiked with stronger spirits. Here's a little recipe inspiration: a dozen drinks to celebrate the arrival of spring.
Don't have fresh strawberries at your local market yet? No worries—some of these drinks work just as well with frozen berries.
Go Straight to the Recipes
Sparkling Strawberry Sangria
Strawberry Sake Cocktail
Strawberry Rhubarb Fields
Balsamic Strawberry Smash
Strawberry Vanilla Agua Fresca
Strawberries and Crème Shake
Strawberry-Rhubarb Iced Tea
Spicy Strawberry Jalapeño Lemonade
Strawberry, Gin, Campari and Lime Slushito
Vegan Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie
Cana Rum Bar's Jitterbug Perfume Punch