Strawberry Fizz Cocktail Recipe

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Strawberry Fizz cocktail is a refreshing and fruity twist on the classic Gin Fizz. It was first created in the 1980s, during the resurgence of cocktail culture. This drink is perfect for those who enjoy fruity and bubbly beverages, and is especially popular during the summer months.

  • Originated in the 1980s
  • A fruity twist on the classic Gin Fizz
  • Popular during the summer months

How Strawberry Fizz Tastes?

The Strawberry Fizz is a delightful combination of sweet, sour, and slightly tangy flavors. The fresh strawberries provide a natural sweetness, while the lemon juice adds a zesty sourness. The gin and club soda give the cocktail a light and refreshing taste, with a subtle hint of botanicals.

Interesting facts about Strawberry Fizz

  • The Strawberry Fizz is sometimes referred to as a 'Strawberry Gin Fizz'
  • This cocktail is often served in a highball glass, but can also be presented in a champagne flute for a more elegant appearance
  • The use of fresh strawberries in this cocktail makes it a great choice for using up ripe, in-season fruit


A few good options for Strawberry Fizz are:

  • Brockmans
  • Silent Pool Gin
  • Hendrick's Gin

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Fresh Strawberries

Strawberries add a sweet and fruity flavor which is the star of this show. Less would leave you feeling berry deprived, more might make it too sweet or overpower other flavors.

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Gin brings botanical notes that are like the cool uncle who knows how to liven up the party. Too little and he's missed, too much and he's crashing on your couch.

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Lemon Juice

The fresh lemon juice is like the zesty personality that adds brightness and helps balance the sweetness. Without it, the drink might become monotonously sweet.

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Simple Syrup

Simple syrup is the sweet whisper that ties everything together. Overdo it, and you'll have a sugar rush on your hands. Skip it, and you might pucker up with all that lemon.

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Club Soda

Club soda is the sparkle in your eye; it adds fizz and makes the drink more refreshing. No soda, no fizz, and we might as well call it a Sadberry.

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Ice keeps it all cool and prevents the flavors from being too intense. Without ice, you might as well drink warm gin juice – not so appealing, right?

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Recipe. How to make Strawberry Fizz Drink

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the 3 fresh strawberries
  2. Add 2 oz of gin, 1 oz of lemon juice, and 0.5 oz of simple syrup to the shaker
  3. Fill the shaker with ice and shake well
  4. Strain the mixture into a highball glass filled with fresh ice
  5. Top with 2 oz of club soda
  6. Gently stir to combine
  7. Garnish with a fresh strawberry and a lemon wheel

Pro Tips

  • Muddle the strawberries well to extract maximum flavor
  • Use high-quality gin for a smoother taste
  • Chill the glass before serving for an extra refreshing drink

Perfect Pairings


  • Cheese boards: The acidity of the Strawberry Fizz cuts through creamy cheeses like Brie or Camembert.
  • Bruschetta: The fresh tomato and basil would complement the bright notes of the cocktail.

Main Courses

  • Grilled seafood: Like with a squeeze of lemon, the citrus in the Strawberry Fizz pairs well with grilled shrimp or fish.
  • Chicken salads: A light, herby chicken salad would be balanced nicely with the sweetness of the strawberries.


  • Lemon tart: Lemon in both the tart and the drink makes them a harmonious pairing.
  • Vanilla ice cream: Its plain sweetness will be enhanced by the fruity, fizzy cocktail.

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What you could change in Strawberry Fizz

  • Raspberries or blueberries can be used instead of strawberries
  • Vodka can be substituted for gin for a different flavor profile
  • Lime juice can be used instead of lemon juice for a more tangy flavor

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Berry Medley Fizz

Swap strawberries for a blend of raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries for a berry bonanza. It'll taste like a fruit salad went to a party.

Tropical Fizz

Use coconut rum instead of gin, and add a splash of pineapple juice. You'll feel like you're sipping on an effervescent beach.

Spicy Strawberry Fizz

Add a small slice of jalapeño to the muddle for a kick. It’s like inviting a fire dancer to the flavor fiesta.

In case you forgot basics how to make Strawberry Fizz

The basic composition of simple syrup is relatively straightforward – a 1:1 ratio of sugar and water. This mixture is heated until the sugar dissolves, resulting in a clear, sweet syrup.

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Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

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Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

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Insert the spoon into the glass until it touches the bottom. Keep the back of the spoon against the inside wall of the glass, and stir in a smooth, circular motion. The goal is to swirl the ice and ingredients together without churning or splashing.

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The key to proper muddling is to crush the ingredients just enough to release their flavors and not overdo it. Over-muddling can result in a bitter taste, especially with herbs.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Strawberry Fizz

Can I use frozen strawberries instead of fresh ones for the Strawberry Fizz?

Yes, you can use frozen strawberries, although fresh ones will provide a better flavor. If using frozen strawberries, make sure to thaw and drain them to prevent the cocktail from becoming too diluted.

What kind of gin is best for a Strawberry Fizz?

A dry gin is ideal, as it complements the sweetness of the strawberries and the tartness of the lemon juice. That said, any gin you enjoy is a good choice.

What is a good non-alcoholic substitute for gin in a Strawberry Fizz?

You can use a non-alcoholic gin or soda water with a dash of botanic non-alcoholic spirit. Another option is to increase the amount of club soda to replace the gin and adjust the sweetness with additional simple syrup if needed.

Can I make a Strawberry Fizz ahead of time for a party?

Yes, you can make the mixture of muddled strawberries, gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup ahead of time. Store it in the refrigerator, and then add the club soda just before serving to maintain the fizz.

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