This Strawberry Shortcake Martini is the ultimate dessert drink. Made with just 3 simple ingredients, it’s sweet, creamy, and packed with yummy strawberry flavor. It’s the perfect cocktail for Valentine’s Day, ladies’ nights, or special celebrations. If you love strawberry shortcake, you’re sure to adore this fun, delicious twist!
You guys. I am SO over winter. Between the snow and the ice and the freezing cold temperatures, I’m really ready for this thing to be over. I’m desperately in need of some sun and some warmth and some summer cocktails. Preferably on the patio.
Unfortunately? Warm weather is a long way off….especially here in Wisconsin. Which means that until then, I’ll just have to pretend. Starting with these Strawberry Martinis! They taste just like strawberry shortcake in a glass. They’re sweet, creamy, and oh so delicious.
They would be perfect for Valentine’s Day, drinks with friends, date nights, book club, or anytime you’re craving something sweet. Best of all, they’re made with just 3 ingredients and couldn’t be easier to make.
WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN THIS RECIPE?
- Baileys Strawberries & Cream
- Strawberry simple syrup
- Fresh strawberries (for garnish)
HOW TO MAKE STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE MARTINIS:
- Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add Baileys Strawberries & Cream, vodka, and strawberry simple syrup.
- Shake well; strain into martini glass.
- Garnish with a fresh strawberry.
HOW TO MAKE STRAWBERRY SIMPLE SYRUP:
Strawberry simple syrup is easy to make and is a delicious addition to cocktails and desserts.
- In a small saucepan, combine 1/2 c. water, 1/4 c. sugar, and 1 c. sliced strawberries.
- Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally until sugar is dissolved.
- Remove from heat and muddle strawberries. Cover with a lid and set aside until cool.
WHAT CAN YOU USE IN PLACE OF BAILEYS STRAWBERRIES & CREAM?
If you can’t find Baileys Strawberries & Cream, any creamy strawberry liqueur will work for this recipe. A couple other options include Tequila Rose and O’Donnells Strawberry Cream.
WHAT CAN YOU SUBSTITUTE FOR STRAWBERRY SIMPLE SYRUP?
If you don’t have time to make strawberry simple syrup or can’t find fresh strawberries, you can substitute a strawberry liqueur such as Bols or DeKuyper. You can also omit the simple syrup altogether for a less sweet cocktail.
CAN YOU MAKE THEM BY THE PITCHER?
Yes! It’s easy to make these martinis by the pitcherful using this ratio: 2 parts Baileys Strawberries & Cream, 2 parts vodka, 1 part strawberry simple syrup. If you have time, chill the mixture before serving. If not, feel free to serve over ice.
To be honest, these are just one of many dessert martinis I’ll be making in the coming months. A girl’s gotta get through winter somehow….right?
After dinner drinks….here I come! Because when it comes to dessert, I’d always rather drink mine than eat it.
Whether you’re desperate for warm weather (like me) or just looking for a fun new dessert martini, this Strawberry Shortcake Martini is a must try. It’s the perfect way to have your shortcake…and drink it, too!
You might also enjoy these delicious cocktail recipes!
- Chocolate Strawberry Martinis
- Lemon Meringue Martinis
- Baileys Mint Martinis
- Chocolate Sangria
- Vodka Cranberry
- Raspberry Basil Champagne Spritzers
- Strawberry Shortcake Sangria
- Lemon Meringue Sangria
- Irish Mudslides
- 2 oz. Baileys Strawberries & Cream
- 2 oz. vodka
- 1 oz. strawberry simple syrup
- 1 strawberry
- Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice.
- Combine ingredients in shaker; shake well.
- Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with fresh strawberry.
To make strawberry simple syrup, combine 1/4 c. water, 2 Tbsp. sugar, and 1/2 c. sliced strawberries in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and muddle strawberries. Cover and let stand to cool. (This will make enough for 4 cocktails.)
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1219Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 129mgCarbohydrates: 206gFiber: 3gSugar: 201gProtein: 4g