This Strawberry Shortcake Martini is a sip-able version of the classic layer cake. It’s a combination of strawberry shortcake vodka, vanilla vodka, strawberry jam, and cream. It’s the perfect summer cocktail and a great way to enjoy cake without all the work.

Strawberry Shortcake Martini

It’s been over a month since my last Thirsty Thursday post. I left you with this fruity Tiki Punch right before I left for Chicago and haven’t posted a single cocktail recipe since–for shame! I get you guys all excited for weekly cocktails, and, just like that, I take it away.

But, you know, life happens. I hope you’ll accept this sweet, creamy, very delicious cake-inspired cocktail as my apology.

Strawberry Shortcake Martini

I turned the big 29 + 2 this past Tuesday and wanted to celebrate but didn’t have the energy to make a cake, or the desire to turn on my oven, so I opted for a virtually effortless alternative: a cake-like cocktail.

Honestly, who has time to make a cake? Also, let’s be real, do we really feel like turning on our ovens when it feels like hot breath outside? Okay, bad analogy for a food blog. Not much turns me off when it comes to food.

Back to time. There’s so little of it, and the summer seems to be slipping by so fast (it’s almost July!), that I’m sure you have far better things to do than stay cooped up in the house waiting for a cake to bake and cool.

Like, the pool! I’d much rather be lounging by the pool working on diffusing some of the glow that is my legs. I’m so white, guys! And, not to mention sipping one of these martinis poolside.

Strawberry Shortcake Martini

When I was in the liquor store the other day on my weekly excursion for booze, I spotted Strawberry Shortcake Pinnacle Vodka. In the cart it went (it’s a huge liquor store, and I’m a huge fan of liquor), along with vanilla vodka and a few other essentials.

Since I’m still lovin’ up on strawberry jam, I decided that I might as well add it to the shaker with the vodka and cream and see what happens. Good things happened. The jam added the much needed boost of sweetness and fresh strawberry flavor.

Strawberry Shortcake Martini

This was the perfect cocktail to celebrate my birthday–cake without the effort. I even went over my two-cocktail limit. Shh, don’t tell anyone.

Strawberry Shortcake Martini


  • 2 ounces strawberry shortcake vodka
  • 2 ounces vanilla vodka
  • 4 ounces half and half
  • 2 tablespoons strawberry jam
  • pink sugar for garnish, optional
  • sliced strawberries for garnish, optional


  1. Add all of the ingredients to a blender. Pulse until smooth. 
  2. Transfer the mixture to a cocktail shaker full of ice. Give the mixture a few vigorous shakes. 
  3. Divide the mixture between 2 martini glasses rimmed with pink sugar (optional). Garnish with a strawberry slice. 
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