Summer Solstice - Midsummer Night's Dream Cocktail

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Recipe by BecR

A magical love potion for your Summer solstice celebration, savored outside on a warm, balmy night under the stars! Summer's sweet ripe red strawberries and vodka, kirschwasser and strawberry liqueur are shaken then poured over ice into a highball glass, topped-up with sparkling Schweppes Russian and served with a fresh strawberry garnish! Enchanting! Recipe adapted from Celtnet.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce kirschwasser
  • 1 teaspoon strawberry liqueur
  • 5 fresh strawberries
  • tonic water, as needed (use Schweppes Russian if available)
  • 1 drop Angostura bitters
  • splash grenadine
  • halved fresh strawberry, for garnish
  • ice


  1. Purée the strawberries in a blender then pour over ice in a shaker before adding the Vodka, Kirsch and strawberry liqueur.
  2. Shake thoroughly then pour into a highball glass with ice, and top-up with the Schweppes Russian.
  3. *NOTE: If you can't find Schweppes Russian, use tonic water and add a drop of Angostura bitters and a splash of grenadine).
  4. Garnish with halved strawberries and serve.

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