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Strawberry Caipiroska Cocktail Recipe

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A caipiroska is a vodka-based caipirinha, so what’s a strawberry caipiroska like ? Pretty good actually, especially if you’re into vodka and even better if you love strawberries. 

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What is Strawberry Caipiroska?

A strawberry caipiroska is a fruity version of the classic caipiroska, so you add fresh strawberries to the mix. It’s a fresh, vibrant drink and I think the extra fruit helps as vodka isn’t very flavorful to being with. Here’s how to make a strawberry caipiroska at home. 

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Strawberry Caipiroska Cocktail Recipe

Ioana Ciuraru
A strawberry flavored Caipiroska.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1


  • 2 oz vodka
  • 2 lime wedges
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 2-3 large strawberries cut


  • In a shaker add lime, sugar, strawberries. Muddle thoroughly.
  • Add ice and vodka, shake very well.
  • Strain into ice-filled rocks glass.


Muddled fruit will make it more difficult to strain the drink, but it's doable.

When is this drink best ?

A strawberry caipiroska can work well both in summer and in winter, and I’ll tell you why. Vodka drinks always remind me of winter and I can’t shake that association. But strawberries are a staple of summer, so I can see how this would fit as a summer cocktail too. Perhaps you could try one in both seasons and see which feels more appropriate. 

My thoughts on Strawberry Caipiroska

I think the strawberry caipiroska is an improvement on the original, and the strawberries and little bit of sugar help round out this drink. As a muddled drink this will never be an intensely flavored cocktail, but it’s flavorful enough, especially since vodka lets both the strawberry and the lime take the spotlight. 

Still, it’s a very lightly flavored drink and most of what you’ll taste is vodka. So perhaps a flavored vodka would work better here ?

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If you like Strawberry Caipiroska, you might also like…

Classic Caipiroska – the original, plain caipiroska

Raspberry Caipiroska – a caipiroska with raspberries

Strawberry Gin Smash – a muddled gin and strawberry drink

Strawberry Mojito – a Mojito with strawberries

Notes, substitutes, and tips

As a muddled drink, the strawberry caipiroska is going to have a lot of pulp so straining this wont be easy, but it can be done. You just need some patience, and to shake/hit the shaker a couple of times when it looks like it’s clogging. 

There’s very little sugar in this, so don’t expect a sweet drink. You can double the sugar if you like.

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