Strawberry Shortcake Cocktail Recipe

A recipe for an easy summery cocktail. The sweetness of whipped cream vodka and fresh strawberry combine for a strawberry shortcake cocktail that tastes like a dessert.

cocktail glass with ice, fresh strawberries, mint, and drink, finished strawberry shortcake cocktail

If you’re looking for a sweet and springy cocktail that’s just a little different, you’re in luck. This strawberry shortcake cocktail is unlike any drink you’ve ever had, but you’ll love the familiar flavors of whipped cream, strawberry, and lemonade.

It’s pretty and pink from the strawberries, and you can add mint leaves or lemon slices for even more color. But whatever you do, don’t skip the whipped cream vodka! It’s essential for getting that sweetness and shortcake flavor.

(And be sure to try triple berry sangria if you love sugared berries!)

What you’ll need

whipped cream vodka, club soda, strawberries, and lemonade on white counter
  • 3 strawberries, chopped
  • ½ tablespoon sugar
  • 2 ounces whipped cream flavored vodka (two popular brands are Smirnoff’s and Pinnacle)
  • 2 ounces lemonade
  • 2 ounces club soda

How to make your drink

process shots of making drik: strawberries with sugar in one glass, ice in another

It’s easy and you won’t even have any dishes to wash!

Just chop up your berries and put them right in the glass with the sugar. Stir it up and let the glass sit at room temperature until the berries released their juices.

Meanwhile, get out the vodka, lemonade, and club soda.

Fill your cup with however much ice you’d like, right on top of the berries.

Pour the remaining ingredients on top, and give the drink a quick stir.

Enjoy immediately.

Print the recipe

Fresh + Sweet Strawberry Shortcake Cocktail

A dessert-like drink that's still refreshing. This drink combines the flavor of whipped cream and fresh berries for a sweetness you'll love.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 3 strawberries, chopped
  • ½ tablespoon sugar
  • 2 ounces whipped cream flavored vodka
  • 2 ounces lemonade
  • 2 ounces club soda


  • Combine the strawberries and sugar right in the glass. Allow to sit at room temperature for a few minutes until the strawberries are juicy.
  • Add ice to the glass, followed by the flavored vodka, lemonade, and club soda. Garnish with mint leaves and whole strawberries if desired.


If you want to make a large quantity, chop the strawberries in the food processor to save time.
Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 57mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg

Enjoy your drink!

Strawberry Shortcake Cocktail Recipe

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