Florida strawberry season is at its peak January through March, and this zero-proof strawberry mocktail recipe from Tapa Toro gives pride of place to strawberry puree.
Look for fresh berries them at local farmers markets, or go and pick your own. It’s a perfect family activity and a great way to support local farms. Talk about a win-win.
To make the puree, simply process fresh Florida strawberries in a blender to the desired consistency. Leftover puree will keep in the fridge for a few days.
Looking for a more adult strawberry beverage? Add a shot of vodka (we’ll never tell.) Or, check out this recipe for a decidedly not zero-proof Chocolate-Kissed Strawberry Martini.
Fresa Maria Strawberry Mocktail
1.5 ounces of fresh strawberry puree
4 ounces of ginger beer
2.5 ounces of Sprite
1 squeeze fresh lime juice
1 fresh or dehydrated orange slice
Combine first four ingredients in a glass with ice. Stir gently to combine, and garnish with orange slice.