Strawberry puree

Strawberry puree is a homogenized semisolid form of strawberries. It is easily homemade by rinsing fresh strawberries, cutting off the green top, and either stick blending or pureeing them in a blender. The resulting mass can be put through a strainer to remove the seeds, sweetened if desired, and preserved with a bit of vodka.

Strawberry puree can preserve the aroma and flavor of peak-ripeness strawberries. In cocktails, strawberry puree lends color and musky aroma to drinks, along with sweetness. 

Some popular cocktails containing Strawberry puree

  • Amelia Earhart — Gin, Maraschino Liqueur, Crème de Violette, Strawberry puree, Meyer lemon juice, Meyer lemon zest, Simple syrup
  • Rosé Cobbler (Naren Young) — Rosato Vermouth, Aperol, Rhubarb bitters, Lemon juice, Strawberry puree, Rhubarb Shrub