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I wanted to create a drink that used delicious, infused simple syrups and had the amazing strawberry-mint combination. To answer this need, I created my version of a non alcoholic strawberry mint spritzer. It’s a fun and refreshing summer mocktail that you and your friends will enjoy!
What is strawberry mint spritzer?
An alcoholic spritzer is typically white wine diluted with soda water or mineral water. Many people like to add fresh fruit or herbs to add additional flavor, such as this strawberry mint spritzer. Since my recipe is non-alcoholic, it’s made with just sparkling mineral water, flavored simple syrups, and fruit.
What does a strawberry mint spritzer taste like?
This non-alcoholic spritzer will taste sweet, fruity, and bubbly with hints of sour lime juice and fresh mint. The drink is cold from the ice and slightly foamy from the pureed strawberries.
Is seltzer water the same as club soda?
No–they do have slight differences. Club soda has added minerals and artificial carbonation, whereas seltzer water doesn’t have added minerals but is carbonated. Seltzer water can be flavored as well. There’s actually two other kinds of water mixers besides these ones, so let’s compare them.
- Club Soda: artificially carbonated water with minerals added
- Seltzer Water: artificially carbonated water with no minerals; sometimes, flavors are added
- Mineral Water: naturally carbonated water with naturally occurring minerals
- Tonic Water: artificially carbonated water with quinine and sugar added
Can I make strawberry mint spritzer ahead of time?
Yes, you can make strawberry mint spritzer ahead of time. Mix up all the drink ingredients except the sparkling water and refrigerate until ready to serve. Stir in the sparkling water just before serving, then pour into glasses and garnish with a fresh strawberry and mint.
Variations & Substitutions
- Want to cut sugar and calories? Reduce the amount of flavored simple syrups or omit them altogether.
- Making this for a party? Make a double batch and serve from a large pitcher, punch bowl, or drink dispenser.
- Don’t have mineral water? Substitute with club soda or Sprite.
How to Make Strawberry Mint Spritzer
Make two batches of simple syrup. Add 1/2 cup (58g) of frozen, sliced strawberries to one pot and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract. For the other batch, stir in 1/2 cup of chopped fresh mint and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove both pots from the heat, cover, and let steep for at least 1 hour.
Meanwhile, gather the ingredients for the strawberry mint puree. You’ll need fresh strawberries (set aside 4 pretty ones for garnish), fresh mint, lemon juice, and granulated sugar.
Rinse the strawberries, then hull them by poking a smoothie straw, which is thicker, through the berry. This removes the hard core and woody stem, and is much quicker than using a knife.
Slice the hulled strawberries and toss with the lemon juice and sugar. Cover and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. This process is called maceration, and releases the juices and enhances the sweetness of the strawberries.
Puree the macerated strawberries and fresh mint in a blender until smooth.
Gather the remaining ingredients for the strawberry mint spritzer. Strain the infused simple syrups, squeeze some lime juice, and set out some fresh mint and four strawberries for the garnish.
Stir all the ingredients together in a large pitcher. If you’re making this drink ahead of time, don’t add the sparkling water until just before serving. The foam forms when the sparkling water hits the strawberry puree.
Pour the drink into 17-ounce glasses and garnish with a few ice cubes, a fresh mint sprig, and a strawberry.
Pro Tips for Making Strawberry Mint Spritzer
- Make the flavored syrups ahead of time and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.
- Steep the flavored syrups for at least 1 hour to allow the flavors to infuse.
- Squeeze your own lime juice for the best flavor.
- Can’t eat strawberry seeds? Puree the strawberries in a powerful blender like a Vitamix, or strain them out.
- Want to make the spritzer in advance? Stir together all the drink ingredients except the sparkling water. Add that just before serving.
- Want the drink cold? Freeze the glasses for an hour or add a few ice cubes to each drink.
Our Go-To Kitchen Tools for Strawberry Mint Spritzer
- Emeril Lagasse 2-Quart Saucepan: this heavy-bottomed pot is perfect for making simple syrup.
- Bamboo Citrus Reamer: this handy device makes squeezing limes a breeze.
- Plastic Smoothie Straws: quickly hull fresh strawberries with these plastic straws.
- 4-Cup Glass Measuring Cup: this large, sturdy measuring cup is great for measuring and pouring.
- Watkins Baking Vanilla Extract: take the flavor of your strawberry syrup up a notch with this extract.
Craving more refreshing strawberry drinks? You’re in the right place.
- Non Alcoholic Strawberry Citrus Blush: this refreshing, elegant drink is full of healthy citrus juices.
- Virgin Strawberry Margarita: this fruity margarita is the perfect accompaniment to a Mexican dinner.
- Virgin Strawberry Daiquiri: this sweet, tangy frozen drink is sure to be the best daiquiri you’ll ever taste.
The pleasure of a 5-star review for this strawberry mint spritzer would be greatly appreciated.Print
Non alcoholic strawberry mint spritzer is an easy summer mocktail that’s made with flavored simple syrup, fresh strawberries, mint, lime juice, and sparkling water. Serve this fun summer drink at a party, and everyone will want a refill!
For the Strawberry Simple Syrup
- 1 cup granulated sugar (200g)
- 1 cup filtered water (236 ml)
- 1/2 cup frozen strawberries, sliced (58g)
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Mint Simple Syrup
- 1 cup granulated sugar (200g)
- 1 cup filtered water (236 ml)
- 1/2 cup fresh mint, chopped
For the Strawberry Puree
- 1 pound fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced (453g)
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice (30 ml)
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar (12g)
- 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
For a Pitcher
- 2/3 cup mint simple syrup (160 ml)
- 1 cup strawberry simple syrup (240 ml)
- 1 1/4 cup strawberry puree (300 ml)
- 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (80 ml)
- 3 1/3 cups sparkling mineral water (790 ml)
- 4 fresh strawberries, for garnish
- 4 sprigs of fresh mint, for garnish
Making the Flavored Simple Syrups (15 min + 1 hr steeping)
- Make the basic simple syrup. Place 1 cup (200g) of granulated sugar each in two saucepans, then add 1 cup (236 ml) of filtered water to each saucepan. Place both saucepans over medium heat and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
- Make one part strawberry flavored. Add 1/2 cup (58g) of defrosted, sliced strawberries to one saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer for 10 minutes, then add 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract, remove from the heat, cover, and let steep for 1-2 hours. Strain before using.
- Make one part mint flavored. Add 1/2 cup of chopped fresh mint to the other batch of simple syrup. Simmer for 5 minutes, remove from the heat, cover, and steep for at least 1 hour. Strain before using.
Making the Strawberry Mint Spritzer (30 min maceration + 10 min)
- Optional: macerate the strawberries. Slice the fresh strawberries and toss with the lemon juice and granulated sugar. Cover and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. This will release the strawberries’ natural juices and increase their sweetness.
- Puree. Place the sliced strawberries and fresh mint in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Stir. Pour the puree into a large pitcher and mix with the strawberry simple syrup and mint simple syrup. Add in the freshly squeezed lime juice and sparkling mineral water.
- Garnish. Pour the drink into four 17-ounce stemless wine glasses. Garnish each glass with a few ice cubes, a fresh strawberry, and mint sprig. Serve immediately.
- Want to make an individual glass? Use the following quantities: 3 tablespoons mint simple syrup (45 ml), 1/4 cup strawberry simple syrup (60 ml), 4 1/2 tablespoons strawberry puree (67 ml), 4 1/2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice (22 ml), and 3/4 cup + 1 tablespoon sparkling mineral water (190 ml).
- The pleasure of a 5-star review for this strawberry mint spritzer would be greatly appreciated.
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- Category: Drink
- Method: Blender
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: non alcoholic spritzer, strawberry mint drink