being MVP: Summertime Mocktail | Strawberry Cooler {Recipe}

Summertime Mocktail | Strawberry Cooler {Recipe}

I enjoy food with a good kick, but my love for spice doesn't end with food.  I love drinks that pack a little heat also.  During my pregnancy I couldn't drink some of my favorite cocktails so everywhere I went I would look at the mocktail menu and ask the bartenders to add a little bit of my own preferences of flavor such as mint, but especially a few chilies so that I could enjoy these mocktails without feeling deprived.  


In fact, many of my friends who weren't pregnant also enjoyed these flavors.  I enjoyed them so much that I began experimenting at home.  One of my favorites that can easily be converted into a true cocktail also is my version of a strawberry lemonade with, of course, that kick!  I’ve made an entire pitcher for our friends who came over for a barbeque and they loved it.  The recipe below gives you the option to pack the right amount of heat for yourself as well as how to make it into a cocktail with a little addition of vodka.  Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.


Ingredients:
  • 1 can of Pelligrino Lemonade Flavor
  • 4 strawberries sliced
  • 1 ½ cocktail cucumbers cut into ½  and sliced into vertical slivers
  • 1 serano chili sliced
  • 2 mint leaves
  • Optional ounce of vodka
Directions:
  1. Muddle the strawberries, cucumbers, chili (2-3 slices or more if you choose depending on the level of heat you want) and mint leaves in a mixing glass or any tall glass.  
  2. Add in Pelligrino and your vodka if you so desire and muddle a little more.  
  3. Poor drink with muddled ingredients into a glass over ice and serve.


11 comments:

  1. This looks so refreshing! I just love the added kick of heat with strawberries. Never thought of that before. Yum!

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  2. Looks like the perfect summer drink for parties. Thanks for sharing, I love to entertain

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  3. Wow this sounds delicious and the fact you don't need alcohol it sounds even better.

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  4. That looks delicious! What a yummy mix. I'd love to try it!

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  5. Now this one does look so refreshing and perfect for when our neighbors pay us a visit on the weekend. We would all enjoy a drink like this

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  6. This looks so delicious and refreshing. It would be a great summer drink.

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  7. This is perfect for our hot summer days here in Florida! Will definitely be trying this!

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  8. This actually looks delicious! Love the fruit and veggies!

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  9. I want to try this...minus the vodka. Looks delicious!

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  10. This drink looks so delicious and a great refreshing drink for to cool me down for Summer. I like Strawberries in this recipe.

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  11. I'll have to give this one a try ones our chili plants start giving....I think the habaneros we have at the moment might give it too much of a kick.

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