Drunken Strawberries are an elegant adult only dessert arriving just in time for Valentine’s Day!
Next to Chocolate Covered Strawberries, alcohol infused Strawberries are the next best thing. Drunken strawberries with your choice of alcohol will become your new best friend.
A versatile how-to if you will, Drunken Strawberries can be made with whatever alcohol you like! Serve them at parties, gatherings, brunch, on Mother’s Day, birthdays OR for your special someone on Valentine’s Day.
WHAT DO YOU SOAK STRAWBERRIES IN?
I’ve found over the years that the best tasting strawberries have been infused with a dry alcohol. Prosecco, Champagne, Vodka, Rum, White wine, Red wine or Rosé work really well with strawberries. Coating them in granulated white sugar creates a sweet syrup of strawberry mixed with the alcohol that you can dip them in when serving!
YOU NEED JUST THREE INGREDIENTS FOR A DELICIOUS TREAT!
STRAWBERRIES: Use firm, vibrant-coloured ripe strawberries for this recipe. Wash them well before soaking in alcohol.
ALCOHOL: You don’t need an expensive bottle of alcohol for this recipe. although I do recommend using your favourite brand.
SUGAR: White granulated sugar or raw sugar work well and add needed sweetness and crunch.
Drunken strawberries are a hit wherever you serve them!
HOW TO MAKE DRUNKEN STRAWBERRIES
So easy and quick to make, our platters run out in seconds after putting them out.
SOAK strawberries in a bowl of your alcohol of choice. Cover and refrigerate for about one hour.
DRY strawberries with paper towels.
ROLL in sugar.
Some guests drop a couple of sugar coated strawberries right in their glass of champagne for added flavour!
CAN DRUNKEN STRAWBERRIES BE FROZEN?
Absolutely! Freeze prepared strawberries on a lined baking pan or transfer them to an airtight container. Freeze for up to 3 months and enjoy!
MORE STRAWBERRY RECIPES
Strawberry Rosé Slushies (Frosé)
Frozen Strawberry Margaritas
Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp (Crumble)
Strawberry Coconut Cheesecake Salad
Drunken Strawberries (Champagne)
- 2 pounds strawberries, (about 20 | 1 kg)
- 1 (750ml) bottle champagne, (about 3 cups)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- Place strawberries in a large bowl. Pour over champagne to completely cover strawberries. Cover with wrap or foil and refrigerate to let the strawberries soak up the champagne for at least 1 hour, or overnight.
- When ready to serve, drain in a colander and thoroughly pat strawberries dry with paper towels.
- Roll strawberries in sugar and serve.
We had a whole heap of strawberries that we were going to make into jam. Well guess who stole some to make these? Me that’s who. I used champagne and I normally hate it and can’t drink it but! it really brings out the natural sweetness of the fruit! It’s the only alcohol I have in the house. I’m even amazed that this is happening right now in my kitchen. They’re so good!