Strawberry Shortcake Martini for Valentines

Pink, fruity, sweet, and creamy, this Valentine’s Day cocktail is the perfect libation for the holiday.

I am probably the least romantic person on the planet.  It’s bad. I’m not a flower person. I’m never going to wait for hours to get into a restaurant that is packed, loud, with lousy service because the poor server is overworked and overwhelmed. Spending $5 – $8 on a card that is eventually going to get thrown away feels silly to me and the upcharge on chocolates for a fake marketing holiday disgusts me.  See? I’m like the Grinch of romance.

Martini glasses of Strawberry Shortcake martinis garnished with a strawberry and banana slice.

That said, if I love you I’m thrilled to cook for you and share a lovely meal, dessert, and a delicious cocktail.  To me, that’s romance.  

This cocktail is one that I’ve made for a long time – often just for myself or a group of girlfriends.  It is a drink that women seem to love. It’s sweet and pink and fruity. What more needs to be said?


Martini glasses of Strawberry Shortcake martinis garnished with a strawberry and banana slice.

If you enjoy this Valentine’s Day cocktail, here are a few more to keep in your repertoire:



What could be more perfect than this Valentine’s Day cocktail?  It is fruity, sweet, creamy, and so delicious.  Perfect to share with your sweetheart or girlfriends.

  • Author: Eats By The Beach
  • Prep Time: 6 minutes
  • Total Time: 6 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 1
  • Category: Starters - Cocktails
  • Method: Shake
  • Cuisine: American



2 ounces Vanilla vodka

4 fresh strawberries, sliced

½ ounce Amaretto

1 ounce Half and Half


In a large cocktail shaker, muddle the vodka with the strawberries.  Pour in the Amaretto and Half and Half. Add ice cubes, cover and shake the shaker until the outside of the shaker is icy cold.

Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a strawberry.


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