This vodka strawberry spritz, or what we like to call “love bug” is an easy cocktail that can be made right in the glass making it a simple attraction. And it has a lot of versatility in how its made so if you don’t have all the ingredients that’s alright! Just use what you got in similar proportions. Making heart-shaped strawberries for Valentine’s Day cocktails is an added fun touch. They look cute, make your drink extra special, and are super easy to make. In the notes below we list out instructions on how to make the perfect heart-shaped strawberries for this vodka strawberry spritz.
If you are looking for other Valentine’s ideas feel free to check out our page here with the full list!
In a collins glass, add vodka, fresh lemon, strawberry syrup and grenadine. Add ice and at the same time line the glass with sliced strawberries in the shape of a heart. Continue to add ice to lock in place the heart-shaped strawberries. Top with your rose prosecco or soda water. Garnish with fresh strawberry hearts and thyme. Cin Cin
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Making heart-shaped strawberries is a simple and fun way to add a touch of love to your treats. Here’s a step-by-step guide:
Now you have adorable heart-shaped strawberries ready to be used as garnishes for cocktails (such as this vodka strawberry spritz), desserts, or to simply spread some love on your plate!
Homemade grenadine is just like making a simple syrup. It’s simple and it tastes a thousand times better than the crap you buy at the store. Here is a simple recipe with only 4 ingredients you can follow. If we had to buy one from the store we would likely buy this one which has minimal ingredients.
G R E N A D I N E
3 C pomegranate juice
2 C sugar
peel of 1 orange
pinch of salt
In a medium sauce pot, add two cups of pomegranate juice. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Lower the heat and let the juice reduce by half. Next add the remaining pomegranate juice and sugar. Stir ingredients together on simmer until the sugar has dissolved.
Remove the pot from the heat and add salt and orange peel. Squeeze the peel when adding it to the pot to release its oils. Allow the pot to completely cool before removing the orange peel. Cin Cin!
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