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Strawberry Cocktail with Jalapeño and Lemon

5 from 1 vote
Servings 2 2


For the Strawberry Purée:

  • 2 cups stemmed and chopped Harry & David strawberries
  • 2-5 slices jalapeño pepper
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar

For the Cocktails (Makes 2):

  • 4 ounces strawberry purée
  • 4 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce lemon juice (freshly squeezed )
  • 6 ounces tonic water
  • Ice

For Garnish:


To make the purée:

  • Add the chopped strawberries, jalapeño pepper slices, and sugar to a medium bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Cover the bowl and let it sit at room temperature for 1 hour.
  • Pour all the contents of the bowl, including any accumulated juices, into your blender and process until smooth.
  • Transfer the purée to a re-sealable container and refrigerate it until you're ready to use it. The purée can be prepared ahead of time and stored in your refrigerator for 2-3 days.

To make the cocktails:

  • Add the strawberry purée, vodka, and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously.
  • Strain the mixture into two glasses with ice, dividing it evenly between the glasses. Top with the tonic water and stir gently.
  • Garnish with sliced strawberries and jalapeño peppers, if desired. Enjoy immediately.
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