Strawberry Drinks And Cocktails That Taste Like Vacation

Strawberry-Mint Tea
Photo: Alison Miksch; Food Styling: Torie Cox; Prop Styling: Ginny Branch

If your strawberry drink recipe repertoire begins and ends with strawberry lemonade, then let us introduce you to a few of our favorite berry-flavored sippers. They're sweet, refreshing, and pair wonderfully with an end-of-day porch session. Margarita lovers, look no further than our Strawberry Margarita Spritzers. For those looking to skip the booze, our Strawberry-Mint Tea is a fruity drink that will leave you feeling nothing but refreshed.

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Strawberry Orange Juice

Strawberry Orange Juice
Jennifer Causey; Prop Styling: Missie Neville Crawford; Food Styling: Torie Cox

There's not just one way to make orange juice, and this recipe proves it. The unexpected twist on a breakfast favorite will store in the refrigerator for up to two days.

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Frozen Strawberry Lemonade

Frozen Strawberry Lemonade

Let's skip the booze with a tangy treat that's still just as happy-hour worthy—even without a hint of alcohol. Frozen lemonade, frozen strawberries, and zippy lemon zest knock this one out of the park.

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Strawberry-Mint Tea

Strawberry-Mint Tea
Alison Miksch; Food Styling: Torie Cox; Prop Styling: Ginny Branch

But where's the tea? You might be asking that question as you read through the ingredient list, but you're actually making your very own with this recipe developed by herbalist Jovan Sage of Brunswick, Georgia-based Sage's Larder.

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Strawberry Margarita Spritzers

Beer 'Garitas
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Let's lighten up the ole' margarita with a fizzy version that keeps all the flavor. We're calling on frozen strawberry daiquiri mix to lighten the prep load.

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Fresh Strawberry Milkshake

Fresh Strawberry Milkshake
Antonis Achilleos

Now here's a classic. Fresh strawberries, vanilla ice cream, a bit of vanilla extract for an extra punch of flavor, and whole milk come together to mix up the strawberry milkshake of your dreams. Don't even think about skipping the sweetened whipped cream topping.

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Strawberry-Banana-Peanut Butter Smoothie

Strawberry-Banana-Peanut Butter Smoothie
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Here's how to start your day off right: a blend of fresh strawberries, frozen banana, peanut butter, honey, and almond milk. It's the type of good-for-you smoothie that won't leave you with a case of the munchies 45 minutes later.

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Strawberry Spritzers

Southern Living Strawberry Spritzer in glasses to serve

Greg DuPree; Food Stylist: Ruth Blackburn; Prop Stylist: Mary Clayton Carl

Made from a strawberry shrub, this refreshing non-alcoholic drink is the perfect way to cool down this summer.

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Strawberry Ranch Water

Southern Living Strawberry Ranch Water in glasses to serve

Greg DuPree; Food Stylist: Ruth Blackburn; Prop Stylist: Mary Clayton Carl

If you already love a classic ranch water, this ruby red version infused with sweet summer berries will become your new favorite way to prepare it.

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Strawberry Mojito

Southern Living Strawberry Mojito in a glass ready to drink

Greg DuPree; Food Stylist: Ruth Blackburn; Prop Stylist: Mary Clayton Carl

Strawberries and mint go together so well, so it's only natural to infuse a classic mint cocktail like a mojito with the fresh summer berries.

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Strawberry Fields Cocktail

Strawberry Fields Cocktail
Antonis Achilleos; Food Styling: Chelsea Zimmer; Prop Styling: Christine Keely

This drink is dangerously refreshing thanks to its combination of sweet seasonal berries, zingy lime juice, and bubbly tonic water.

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Strawberry-Basil Sweet Tea

Strawberry-Basil Sweet Tea
Johnny Autry; Food and Prop Styling: Charlotte L. Autry

Consider this our summer makeover of sweet tea. The recipe is non-alcoholic, but that doesn't mean you can't spike it with your favorite spirit.

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Strawberry and Peach Sangria

strawberry and peach sangria in a pitcher and wine glasses
Alison Miksch

This easy to make big-batch batch cocktail is loaded with fresh summer fruit, topped with sparkling water, and flavored with fresh mint. It's an easy sipper, bound to impress all your guests.

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Strawberry Piña Coladas

Strawberry Pina Colada
Photographer and props: Jennifer Causey Food Stylist: Emily Nabors Hall

Blend the tropical flavors of this frozen cocktail with sweet summer strawberries, that also lend the drink a beautiful pink hue.

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Strawberry Milkshake

Strawberry Milkshakes in parfait glasses
Jessica Furniss/Southern Living

Pretend like you're at an old-school diner or soda fountain with this classic milkshake recipe.

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