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Drunken Strawberries

Your new favorite party treat: drunken strawberries! These simple, beautiful wine-soaked strawberries are made with fresh strawberries, your favorite bubbly wine and sweet cane sugar. Skip the bottle of wine and bring these to your next party, brunch or girl’s night!

Prep Time
1 hour 15 mins
Total Time
1 hour 15 mins

A little over a month ago we shared an Instagram Reel of this simple, yet oh-so-delicious dessert and everyone went WILD for it. I mean, I think this video almost broke the internet. These drunken strawberries are made with just 3 ingredients but create an elegant party treat that you’re going to want to try ASAP.

We discovered the idea of boozy strawberries over on TikTok (follow us!) and knew we had to try it ourselves. Our resident TikTok expert, Rebecca, gave the drunken strawberries a try and the result was amazing. Check out our video here to see how to make them!

These drunken strawberries are the easiest, seemingly fancy treat that’s perfect for every occasion. Brunch, birthdays, girl’s night, Valentine’s Day, a wedding, perhaps?! If you’re celebrating something, these strawberries are the perfect complement.

Looking for more quick & easy recipes and tutorials? Check out all of our fun Reels here!

drunken strawberries on a plate

What are drunken strawberries?

Move over chocolate-covered strawberries, there’s a new treat in town. If you’ve never heard of them, drunken strawberries (or boozy strawberries) are simply fresh strawberries soaked in alcohol and rolled in some sugar. The result is a lovely, refreshing adult treat that feels a little fancy!

strawberries in a bowl

The three ingredients you’ll need

That’s right, these wine-soaked strawberries just require 3 simple ingredients. You’ll need:

  • Fresh strawberries: the base of this fun treat.
  • Bubbly wine: like champagne, prosecco, cava or sparkling rosé.
  • Cane sugar: for that dessert-like sweetness and wonderful texture.

pouring champagne into a bowl of strawberries

Can I use a different alcohol?

Yep! These boozy strawberries can actually be made with most wines and spirits like white or red wine, vodka, rum, etc. It just depends on your taste preference!

What about other fruits?

I haven’t tried using other fruits in this recipe, but I think other berries like blueberries, raspberries and blackberries would be delicious.

strawberries soaking in wine

How to make drunken strawberries

The best part about this recipe is how easy it is to make. Fun, boozy treats in no time!

  1. Prep your strawberries. Rinse and drain them well, then add them to a large bowl or container.
  2. Pour the wine. Pour the bubbly wine over the strawberries until they’re fully submerged.
  3. Let them soak. Cover the container and let the strawberries soak in the fridge for at least one hour.
  4. Prep the sugar. Add cane sugar to a bowl or onto a plate.
  5. Dip the berries. Take your strawberries out of the fridge, and one by one pat them dry and roll them in sugar.
  6. Serve & enjoy! Add your drunken strawberries to a plate or serving platter and enjoy immediately.

drying off boozy strawberries before dipping them in sugar

Make them ahead of time

These easy drunken strawberries can be made the night before, so they’re perfect for serving at a brunch or party the next day. Just let them soak in the wine overnight, then finish the recipe the next day. They will get soggy if they sit for a couple of hours, so I recommend making them right before serving.

Freezer-friendly drunken strawberries

That’s right, you can freeze these drunken strawberries for later!

  1. After making all of the strawberries, add them to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  2. Place the baking sheet in the freezer for a few hours until the strawberries are frozen solid.
  3. Once the strawberries are frozen, feel free to transfer them to a freezer-friendly bag or container for up to 3 months.

rolling drunken strawberries in sugar

Ways to use them

Besides serving them as a fancy treat on a platter, I also recommend:

drunken strawberries on a plate

More healthy cocktail recipes to try

I hope you love these fun drunken strawberries! If you make them be sure to leave a comment and a rating so I know how you liked them. Enjoy, xo!

Drunken Strawberries

drunken strawberries on a plate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword boozy strawberries, drunken strawberries, wine soaked strawberries
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Serves 8

Your new favorite party treat: drunken strawberries! These simple, beautiful wine-soaked strawberries are made with fresh strawberries, your favorite bubbly wine and sweet cane sugar. Skip the bottle of wine and bring these to your next party or girl's night!

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds fresh strawberries
  • 1 bottle of bubbly wine (champagne, prosecco, cava or sparkling rosé)
  • ½ cup organic cane sugar

Instructions

  1. Rinse and drain strawberries, then pour them into a large bowl or container.
  2. Pour the bubbly wine over the strawberries, adding enough so that they’re submerged. Cover and let the strawberries soak in the fridge for at least 1 hour, or overnight.
  3. Pour cane sugar into a bowl or onto a plate.
  4. Remove the strawberries from the fridge. One by one, pat the strawberries dry, coat in the organic cane sugar, and place on a serving plate.
  5. Enjoy immediately! The berries will get soggy if they sit for a couple of hours.

Recipe Notes

To freeze: after making all of the strawberries, add them to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place the baking sheet in the freezer for a few hours until the strawberries are frozen solid. Once the strawberries are frozen, feel free to transfer them to a freezer-friendly bag or container for up to 3 months.

Recipe by: Monique Volz of Ambitious Kitchen | Photography by: Eat Love Eat

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