On her hit show "Girls Next Door",
Bridget Marquardt debuted her party-planning skills by throwing the best
parties at the Playboy Mansion and did so by paying close attention to the
details. One of these details, and definitely one of the most important, is what
is served to drink? A bad tasting cocktail, wrong combination of alcohol, or
lack of creativity can truly make or break a party. For a special occasion, put
energy into what is served. Your guests will love it and your party will rock!
Named by Bridget herself as the "Strawberry Blonde", Organic Fit Bar has created
an organic cocktail designed after her favorite combination of lemons,
strawberries and vodka (and of course…pink).
The Bridget Marquardt “Strawberry Blonde” organic cocktail recipe
- 1 Organic Lemon
- 6 Organic Strawberries
- 1 Ounce Organic Simple Syrup (see recipe below)
- 1 1/2 ounces Organic Vodka
- 1 ounce organic Champagne or Sparkling Wine (Domaine Carneros is a delicious
organic sparkling wine produced in Napa, California)
Tools Needed: Juicer, Cocktail Shaker, Cocktail Strainer
To prepare the Organic Simple Syrup: Pour 1 cup of water and 1 cup of
Organic Sugar into a sauce pan. Bring to a boil, stirring continuously. Once the
sugar has dissolved, remove from heat and let cool. To store, cover and
To Make the “Strawberry Blonde” Organic Cocktail: Juice the strawberries and
lemon together (remember to remove the rind of the lemon first). Pour the juice
into a cocktail shaker. Add about 1 cup of ice. Pour in 1 ounce of organic
simple syrup and 1 1/2 ounces of organic vodka. Cover and shake for 30 seconds.
Strain the cocktail into a pink sugar-rimmed and chilled martini glass (see
below). Top off with 1 ounce of organic champagne.
Garnish with an organic lemon wheel.
To create a Pink Sugar-Rimmed Martini Glass: Juice just 1 or 2 strawberries
and pour the juice onto a shallow dish. Add enough organic sugar to absorb the
juice and still stay “clumpy”. Run the rim of the martini glass in circles
around the dish until well coated. Let sit for a few minutes to dry.
Health Benefits: Organic Lemons are natural fat-burners, low calorie, and are
wonderful sources of Vitamin C and Limonene (studies of which have shown to have
wonderful anti-cancer effects). In addition, Organic Strawberries are amazing
antioxidants and loaded with essential vitamins and nutrients.
Organic Choice: Both Strawberries and Lemons are covered with harmful
pesticide sprays, chemical fertilizers and fungicides, most of which remain on
the fruit even after being washed well. Buying organic is really the only way
around the nasty chemicals that harm both you and the earth.
Serving Suggestions: The “Strawberry Blonde” organic cocktail has extra
special touches that will definitely impress your guests. Between the pink sugar
rimmed glass, the splash of champagne, and delicious flavors, this cocktail is
the perfect touch that ensures a delightful celebration.
To see all of the fun that Bridget is up to, check out her
website or follow
her on twitter @bunnybridget
For more cocktails by Organic Fit Bar
*The Strawberry Blonde" is an Organic Fit Bar original recipe —