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!


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!


prep time 10 minutes

cook time 10 minutes

total time 20 minutes

servings 4


2 cups fresh strawberries

8 oz vodka

8 oranges or 2 cups oranges juice

soda water


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.