Spring is finally here and with it comes outdoor activities and picnics. And a great way to add a spring fling to your parties this season is to include seasonal fruits and veggies. With this in mind, try this vodka punch recipe that includes two of spring’s most popular fruits, strawberries and limes.
This punch recipe can be described as a “skinny” drink because it includes no sugar, but it can taste sweet if you drink it after consuming a MiraBurst Miracle Berry Tablet. These miracle fruit tablets contain Miraculin, nature’s very own taste modifier, which transforms the taste of sour and acidic foods, like strawberries and limes, to sweet without sugar. Before consuming this punch, simply allow a miracle berry tablet to dissolve on your tongue. For up to 90 minutes, sour and acidic foods will taste sweet.
How to Make Strawberry Lime Vodka Punch
16 ounces fresh strawberries, cut into quarters with stems remove
1 cup water
4 tablespoon lime juice
1 liter unflavored sparkling water, chilled
6 ounces unflavored vodka, chilled
2 limes, sliced
8 ounces strawberries, cut into quarters with stems removed
Prepare a strawberry-flavored water to use in the punch. Note that this step should be done at least a couple of hours before preparing the punch and can be completed up to a couple of days ahead of time for convenience.
1. In a medium saucepan, bring 16 ounces of the quartered strawberries and one cup water to a rapid boil. Turn down heat and simmer the strawberries for six minutes. While simmering, mash the strawberries in the water with a potato mash or rubber spatula to release their juices.
2. Take off heat and allow the strawberries to cool until they are only warm, not hot. Strain the juice from the strawberries by pouring the strawberries into a fine mesh strainer situated on top of a clean container. Allow the strawberry juice to cool in the refrigerator for at least three hours before you use it to make the punch.
Prepare the punch. This step should be completed right before you are ready to serve.
1. In a large punch bowl, add the chilled strawberry water, lime juice, sparkling water, and unflavored vodka. Stir well.
2. Add the lime slices and eight ounces of quartered strawberries for garnish. Serve in glasses over ice.