I am a huge fan of sweet and fruity cocktails - yep, I am THAT girl! A strawberry martini is a great crowd pleaser and even the fellas will like it being that martinis are generally seen as a more “manly” drink. So ladies, if you are looking for something that will easily go down plus satisfy the masses, this is your cocktail!
Chill two martini glasses and your cocktail shaker in the freezer for half an hour until really really cold.
Put 3 strawberries into the bottom of each glass – if they’re big ones, cut them into pieces first.
Place the remaining strawberries and the mint (withhold 1 sprig for garnish later) into the cold cocktail shaker and squash them with the end of a blunt object like a mortar or rolling pin. Add the ice cubes, grenadine, lemon juice and the vodka. Put the top on and shake it about. Strain into your two martini glasses.
5 minutes plus freezing time
1 splash lemon juice
1 tablespoon grenadine
2 handfuls sweet ripe strawberries , halved and greens removed
2 handfuls ice cubes
1 sprig fresh mint , leaves picked
5 ounces vodka
1 sprig fresh mint
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