Do it yourself strawberry schnapps to add some fruity fun to your strawberry lemonade summer punch recipe! You will just love it and it’s easy to make it your own.
I knew that I wanted to make a fruity liqueur this summer to go with one of my summer punch recipes and when I walked into the grocery store I was immediately drawn to the strawberries. They just looked delicious and I knew right then and there that I wanted to make a strawberry lemonade punch for my weekly book club lunch. What better way to give it a little kick and some fruity flavor? Do it yourself strawberry schnapps. It’s so easy to make! You’re gonna love it.
Can you believe that this strawberry schnapps only requires 5 ingredients? Super easy, I told you. You’ll need a cup of fresh strawberries, a high proof alcohol like Everclear®, water and sugar. You’ll also need a seal-able jar. And you want to make sure you start your schnapps 2-3 days before you plan to make your punch.
You’re going to cut your cup of fresh strawberries in halves and place them in a mason jar. Add two cups of Everclear® and seal. Let this sit on your counter for two days, out of direct sunlight, shaking up one or two times a day. I chose to make my own simple syrup and it’s really easy, it’s 1 part sugar to 1 part water and you need to make a 1/4 cup in total. Combine them in a sauce pan and bring to a boil, it’s done when it appears clear and not cloudy. Let cool and then add to your Everclear® and strawberry mixture, shake well and let sit for a day. Now that you have some delicious strawberry schnapps, we are ready to make our Strawberry Lemonade Summer Punch.
This is just so good and just as easy to make. It’s super fruity and kind of tart making it the perfect cocktail for any small summer get together. For this recipe you’ll need your do it yourself strawberry schnapps, lemonade, pineapple juice and a white wine like moscato.
Using the Everclear® in the schnapps was the perfect way to go. It’s a super important part of this fabulous cocktail recipe and made it so much better. You can craft so many cocktails using Everclear®, I can’t wait to try some other versions of fruity liqueur this summer. A lot of high proof vodkas have this strong awful taste and I found with Everclear®, adding it to the strawberries and having this nice homemade liqueur, it was perfection. Make It Your Own by Everclear®! This recipe is not for a large gathering, when finished with your refreshing punch, you can only serve six so it’s the perfect accompaniment to a lunch with the gals on your patio.
I kept some of the strawberries and cut up some lemons for some extra fruit flavor and for garnish. I also added a little bit of grenadine to give it a fun duo of color. I don’t know what it is about summer but I always want my drinks to be super pretty, and this one fits the bill.
- 1 container of homemade strawberry schnapps
- 1 bottle of white wine (I used moscato)
- 16oz pineapple juice
- 1 bottle (60z) lemonade (I used Simply Lemonade)
- Pour all of the ingredients into a pitcher.
- Chill in the refrigerator.
- Serve cold in a tall glass and enjoy.
Let me know if you try this recipe out! Everclear® is typically an ingredient in an ingredient — for example, it’s used in bitters that make an old fashioned or in a ginger liqueur that’s in a Moscow mule. And as always, please drink responsibly.
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