Strawberry Sparkle
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Strawberry Sparkle
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.98 / 5
The Strawberry Sparkle is a vibrant, fruity cocktail that combines the sweet, refreshing flavors of orange juice and strawberry liqueur with the tartness of lemonade and the richness of grenadine. ... more The Strawberry Sparkle is a vibrant, fruity cocktail that combines the sweet, refreshing flavors of orange juice and strawberry liqueur with the tartness of lemonade and the richness of grenadine. Perfect for those who enjoy a drink that is both sweet and sour, it offers a delightful taste sensation, reminiscent of a sparkling strawberry lemonade with a twist. Served in a highball glass, it's a colorful and enticing option for a summer day or a festive gathering, providing a lively burst of flavor and an enticing red hue that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
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Strawberry liqueur
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4.5% | 1.35 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

Strawberry Sparkle aptly combines the fruity sweetness of strawberry liqueur with the zest of orange juice and grenadine, topped with fizzing lemonade. It stands out as a sparkling, sweet-sour beverage that's visually enticing and deliciously satisfying for summery gatherings.

Method
How to make a Strawberry Sparkle

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients (except the lemonade) to a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well for 10-15 seconds or until the outside of the shaker becomes frosted
Strain into a highball glass over ice and top up with the lemonade before serving

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Highball  · 

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FAQ's

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal way to serve the Strawberry Sparkle cocktail?

The ideal way to serve the Strawberry Sparkle cocktail is in a highball glass, chilled. First, shake the ingredients well with ice to cool the mixture, then strain it into the highball glass. Top it up with lemonade for a refreshing fizz. Garnishing with a strawberry or an orange slice on the rim of the glass adds an aesthetic touch and enhances the flavor profile.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Strawberry Sparkle, and how do I make it?

Yes, there is a non-alcoholic version of the Strawberry Sparkle. To make it, simply replace the strawberry liqueur with strawberry syrup or a non-alcoholic strawberry-flavored liquid. For the best taste, ensure to use high-quality strawberry syrup. Keep the other ingredients the same, and top up with lemonade. This variation maintains the sweet and fruity essence of the cocktail while making it accessible to those avoiding alcohol.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use something other than grenadine in the Strawberry Sparkle?

Yes, if grenadine is not available, a good substitution is raspberry syrup or a cherry syrup for a similar fruity sweetness. These alternatives will slightly change the flavor profile and color of the drink but will still harmonize well with the strawberry and citrus components. Adjust the amount to taste, as some syrups may be sweeter or more concentrated than grenadine.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What type of strawberry liqueur is best for the Strawberry Sparkle cocktail?

For the Strawberry Sparkle cocktail, a clear and high-quality strawberry liqueur is preferred to ensure the bright, fruity flavor shines through without overpowering the other ingredients. Brands that produce a clear, sweet, and distinctly strawberry-flavored liqueur will work best. Look for liqueurs that are known for their natural flavorings and absence of artificial aftertastes.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of Strawberry Sparkle compare to other fruity cocktails?

The Strawberry Sparkle has a relatively low alcohol content at 4.5%, making it lighter compared to many other fruity cocktails. For example, a typical Margarita or Daiquiri might have an alcohol content around 10-15% depending on the recipe. This makes the Strawberry Sparkle a great option for those seeking a less intoxicating, refreshing fruity drink suitable for casual sipping.

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