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Strawberry Martini Cocktail Recipe

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The strawberry Martini might look cute, but it’s a vodka martini all the same. It packs a punch and looks glamorous doing so. 

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What is Strawberry Martini?

The strawberry Martini is a version of vodka martini made with strawberry syrup and cranberry juice. This cocktail is sweet and sour, or rather mostly sour so you could easily class it as a vodka sour. Fortunately it’s quite easy to make, and personally I think it’s friendlier to vodka sour newcomers than say, a Cosmopolitan. 

So here’s how to make you very own strawberry Martini !

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Strawberry Martini Cocktail Recipe

Ioana Ciuraru
A strawberry flavored Martini to get things going.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1


  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1 oz cranberry juice
  • 0.5 oz lemon juice
  • 0.75 oz strawberry juice
  • granulated sugar for the glass


  • Wet the rim of a Martini glass, dip it in sugar. Set aside.
  • In a shaker combine vodka, cranberry juice, lemon juice, strawberry syrup, and ice. Shake very well.
  • Strain into sugared Martini glass.


The sugar rim is optional, it's just there for aesthetics.

When is this drink best ?

The strawberry Martini works great as a summer drink, especially a summer evening one when the general vibe is party, and doing your best to look great. The strawberry Martini does all that, and it’s a great party drink. I could easily see this served at clubs, lounges, even house parties if you’ve got someone with a bit of skill. 

My thoughts on Strawberry Martini

I found the strawberry Martini quite good, if a bit on the sour side. The cranberry and lemon juice work well together, and they highlight the sweetness of the strawberry syrup. Overall a really great mix of flavors, and I think a good chunk of it comes from the acidity in the fresh lemon juice. The cranberry juice is sour, yes, but not so acidic but it does provide a very beautiful color. 

Vodka is noticeable and you’ll feel the burn, but the overall flavor will be the mix of strawberry, cranberry, and lemon juice. 

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If you like Strawberry Martini, you might also like…

Raspberry Martini – a vodka Martini with raspberries

Blood Orange Martini – a vodka Martini with blood orange juice

Strawberry Lemon Drop – a Lemon Drop with strawberries

Blueberry Lemon Drop – a Lemon Drop with blueberries

Cosmopolitan – the classic cranberry-lime vodka sour

Notes, substitutes, and tips

The vodka in this is supposed to be a plain vodka, to let the other ingredients shine through. The sweet and sour mixers will hide the taste of a mediocre vodka so it might not be worth busting out your very best for this. 

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