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It's NATIONAL STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE DAY - Martinize this dessert!

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Put down your fork and grab a martini glass and enjoy your strawberry shortcake in true martini style with my recipe for The Strawberry Shortcake Martini.

A LITTLE SHORTCAKE HISTORY
 Strawberry shortcake* dates back as least as far as the 1850s but shortcake itself is a European treat that goes back to the 1500s.  Shortcake got it's name from the shortening used to make dough tender. Shortening is a term that means "to shorten" a 15th century term which meant, "easily crumbled" so a traditional shortcake was originally a crumbly biscuit.  Shakespeare even mentioned shortcake in his play, The Merry Wives of Windsor.

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The
STRAWBERRY
SHORTCAKE
MARTINI


INGREDIENTS

1 Oz. Vanilla Vodka
1 Oz. Strawberry Vodka
1/2 C. Fresh Strawberry Puree

Garnish: Crushed Shortbread Cookies*, Whipped Cream, Strawberry

Tools: Cocktail Shaker

Glass:
Cocktail (Martini) or Coupe

DIRECTIONS

Puree enough fresh strawberries for 1/2 cup of strawberry puree. Refrigerate.

Crush up about 1/2 cup of shortbread cookies, then pour into a small plate.
Pour some of the vanilla vodka into another plate, dip your glass rim in the vodka and
then into the crushed cookies, then chill glass in the freezer.

For the cocktail:
Put 1 cup of ice into your cocktail shaker then add both vodkas and the cold strawberry puree and shake until chilled.
Pour into your martini glass, top with whipped cream, add a fresh strawberry, serve.

* HOMEMADE SHORTCAKES RECIPE
I've used shortbread cookies as the rimming element here to make it easier for you to bring the shortcake element in, however if you would like to bring a little more historical authenticity to this cocktail try making some real shortcakes instead!  Here is my favorite Strawberry Shortcake recipe using Bisquick® from Betty Crocker:

2-1/3 C. Bisquick® Mix
1/2 C. Milk
3 Tbsp. Sugar
3 Tbsp. Butter

Heat oven to 425°F.  In a medium bowl mix together the Bisquick, milk, sugar and butter until a dough forms.  On an ungreased cookie sheet drop the dough with a spoon into six separate rounds and bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.  You can split the shortcakes and fill and top with sugared strawberries then top with whipped cream, or pour on half & half.

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National Strawberry Shortcake Day is June 14th

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Updated 6-2018
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