Strawberry Vanilla Love Potion Cocktail -- This vodka-based cocktail is perfect for sharing with your sweetie on Valentine's Day, but can be enjoyed any time of the year! | wearenotmartha.com
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Strawberry Vanilla Love Potion Cocktail

Strawberry vanilla simple syrup makes for the perfect cocktail any time, but it's especially delicious when mixed with vodka and lime juice and enjoyed with your sweetie on Valentine's Day. Conversation hearts not required, but highly recommended.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Drinks
Servings: 2 cocktails (with enough simple syrup for many)
Author: We are not Martha

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. vodka
  • 3 oz. strawberry vanilla simple syrup (recipe below)
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • Soda water

Strawberry Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cups water
  • 1 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup hulled and chopped strawberries
  • 1 vanilla bean

Instructions

  • In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add vodka, strawberry vanilla simple syrup, and lime juice. Shake well.
  • Pour mixture into two glasses filled with ice.
  • Top with soda water and additional sliced strawberries, conversation hearts, or anything else you desire.

Strawberry Vanilla Simple Syrup

  • Combine water and sugar in a medium-sized saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil.
  • Lower to a simmer and add strawberries to saucepan. Stir to combine.
  • Let simmer until sugar is dissolved and syrup begins to thicken, about 10-12 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and strain syrup through a fine mesh sieve, discarding solids, into a heatproof container like a bowl or a mason jar.
  • Add one vanilla bean to container and place in fridge to cool for at least three hours before using.