The Story Behind The Strawberry Daydream

Two types of citrus give this cocktail a fresh, summery vibe, regardless of the season. If you can get your hands on fresh strawberries, they’ll provide the best sweetness and color for your syrup.


  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • ½ ounce ruby red grapefruit juice
  • ¾ ounce strawberry syrup (recipe follows)
  • Strawberry and edible flower for garnish (optional)


  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Shake for approximately 30 seconds to chill and combine.
  3. Double strain into a coupe glass.
  4. Garnish with a strawberry and edible flower, if using.

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Updated: 2019-09-09

Strawberry Syrup Ingredients

  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar

Strawberry Syrup Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Simmer until the sugar is dissolved, stirring occasionally.
  3. Cool, then strain into a jar. Store, covered, in the refrigerator.
The Strawberry Daydream Recipe