Smoked Strawberry Smash

The smokey strawberries are the star of this yummy cocktail. With freshly squeezed orange juice this is a cocktail you can feel good about indulging in!

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Did you say Smoked Strawberries!!! I do need to admit that before this cocktail I hadn’t ever toasted strawberries, but all that has now changed. Plus, roasting strawberries over an open flame makes you feel like your making strawberry s’mores - which might not be a bad idea!

So back to this yummy beverage. I don’t know about you guys but I don’t mind pulp in my beverages, but I know lots of you are not a fan so feel free to strain your puree before you serve though you will miss out on some of the black charred bits which I personally think totally add to the drink.

So now that you have your lovely beverage what’s your plan for tonight? We are checking out a comedy show and I’m not going to lie, I’m a tad nervous. Is it only on TV that they heckle the crowd or is this something I should be concerned about? It’s the same thing with street performers. I’m always the one trying to stay out of their line of sight so that I don’t get picked out of the crowd. I can be the only one that feels this way right!

Anyway, wish me luck and keep your fingers crossed we get the worst seats in the house!

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prep time 10 minutes

cook time 10 minutes

total time 20 minutes

servings 4

Ingredients

2 cups fresh strawberries

8 oz vodka

8 oranges or 2 cups oranges juice

soda water

Instructions

Wash and core each strawberry. Over the flame of a gas stove toast each strawberry similar to how you would toast a marshmallow (if you do not have a gas stove you can do this on the bbq or under the broiler). Allow each strawberry to get blackened then add strawberries to a food processor and pulse until smooth.

If you're using fresh oranges squeeze each orange into a medium sized bowl or juice pitcher.

To prepare, evenly divide strawberry puree between 4 glasses then add in 2 oz of vodka, 1/2 cup of orange juice and top with soda water. Serve immediately.

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