Strawberry Gin Cocktail – Sweet, Creamy & Refreshing!

Looking for a delicious summer cocktail recipe? With a secret ingredient, this Strawberry Gin Cocktail makes for a fun and refreshing drink. It’s like a little taste of summer!

Summer might be my favorite season. There’s just something special about the way we all let out a collective sigh and relax a little more. No matter if we still have to work or no longer have summer break, it still feels like we do. There’s a difference in the air. Everyone seems a little lighter and happier. 

I remember as a kid when the first fresh strawberries arrived how excited we were. Because if any fruit is the quintessential summer fruit, it’s the strawberry. And since I still love them as much as I did when I was 8 or 9 years old, I use them as much as I can when they’re at their best.

Strawberry ice cream? Oh, yes. Strawberry short cake? Delicious. And a refreshing, icy, strawberry gin cocktail? Even better!



creamy, refreshing strawberry gin cocktail two glasses on wood cutting board

This Strawberry Gin Cocktail is versatile, too. If you’re not a gin lover, it can easily be made with tequila or rum.

And it’s easy to make, taking but a few minutes until you’re drinking your fruity, icy, creamy reward.


strawberries, gin, ice and lemon ingredients in summer cocktail

Mix gin, honey, and lemon in a cocktail shaker. Muddle or mix some strawberries until they’re broken up (I used a Magic Bullet blender). 


juicy fresh summer strawberries on marble counter

And that creaminess? That’s the secret ingredient! A dollop of plain yogurt gives it a slightly tangy flavor and cuts the sweetness. And lest you think it’s going to taste like a smoothie, it doesn’t.

It’s definitely still a cocktail, just one with a slightly creamy texture. And the creaminess plays well against the sweet fruit and the little bit of tang from the lemon juice, creating an irresistible combination.


strawberry gin cocktail delicious summer drink

Full confession time. I originally had this cocktail in a restaurant and I wanted to recreate it at home. They added cracked black pepper which I didn’t really care for so I took that out (feel free to add it back in though, if you want to try it). And it had a racy name, so I decided to clean up the name a little too, haha!


bowl of strawberries
frothy, creamy, icy summer strawberry cocktail

I serve it in a double old-fashioned glass but you could also do a tall version in a highball glass. 


Yield: 2 drinks

Strawberry Gin Cocktail

Strawberry Gin Cocktail
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 2 large or 4 small ripe strawberries, halved
  • 1 1/2 ounces lemon juice
  • 1 ounce honey
  • 3 ounces gin
  • 2 heaping tsp. plain Greek yogurt
  • Strawberries for garnish


    1. Combine strawberries, lemon juice, and honey in a cocktail shaker and muddle until mashed and broken up. Alternately, blend ingredients together in a blender until broken up and slightly, but not totally, mixed. (I used a Magic Bullet blender).

    2. Add gin and Greek yogurt and fill shaker with ice. Shake until well chilled and yogurt is dissolved, about 15 seconds.

    3. Fill a rocks glass with ice (I used silicone ice cube trays to create one large cube) and strain cocktail into it.

    4. Garnish each glass with a strawberry slice, and enjoy!


If you aren't a gin fan, this tastes equally delicious with either tequila or rum.

The original recipe called for crushed ice, but I prefer it with one large block so it doesn't melt as fast. But if you prefer, you can use crushed ice for an icier texture.


gin cocktail with strawberries creamy summer cocktail

Here’s to more summer! More relaxing, more beach days, more tasty fresh fruit, and of course, more refreshing summer cocktails!

I think I’ll be making one of these this weekend! 😉


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Happy Summer!


Strawberry Gin cocktail graphic Maison de Cinq



And now if you’re a strawberry lover like me, you’ll want to check out the recipes my friends are sharing below!

13 Summer Strawberry Recipes

Fresh Strawberry Pie // Happy Happy Nester

Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes // Inspiration For Moms

Strawberry Tart // Paint Me Pink


Muddled Strawberry Basil Cocktail // Modern Glam

Strawberry Cocktail // Craftberry Bush

Refreshing Strawberry Cocktail // Maison De Cinq


Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Sandwiches // My 100 Year Old Home

Strawberry Basil Ice Cream // Most Lovely Things

Keto Strawberry Shortcake In A Jar // The Happy Housie


Strawberry Spinach Salad with Quinoa // Satori Design For Living

Glazed Strawberry Sweet Bread // Sincerely, Marie Designs

Breakfast Granola Tart // My Sweet Savannah 

Easy Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Salad // Twelve on Main


If you enjoyed this post, you might want to check out my other favorite cocktails below!

Easy Red Wine Sangria 

Basil Vodka Gimlet – Summer in a Glass

Watermelon Mojito – the Perfect Summer Cocktail


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  1. Karen Tate says:

    They look delicious!

  2. Wow, this is so unique, with the greek yogurt! You’ve got me curious – I’ll need to try it. Thanks for sharing the recipe, Shiela!

    1. haha I know – it sounds odd but it’s soo good! I hope you try it Krista! Thanks so much for putting this together and happy summer to you!


  3. Move over smoothies, Sheila has replaced you!
    I’m all for this new drink 🙂
    Thanks for sharing your secret with us.

  4. Sheila, I can’t wait to make this for my next summer gathering! Looks delicious!

  5. Sounds delicious I will try it

    1. I’m so glad! I hope you like it as much as we do! 🙂