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Sipping on Sweetness: Celebrating Strawberry Month with Alambika

Mar 03, 2023

As the weather starts to warm up, there's no better time to indulge in the sweet, juicy flavors of strawberries. These bright red berries are the perfect addition to any cocktail, and Prosyro line makes it easy to incorporate their natural sweetness into your drinks.

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Prosyro's strawberry syrup is made from real strawberries, giving it a fresh and authentic flavor that's hard to beat. It's perfect for adding a touch of sweetness to your favorite cocktails, from classic strawberry daiquiris to fruity margaritas. Plus, it's versatile enough to be used in non-alcoholic drinks as well, like lemonades, iced teas, and sodas.


One of the great things about using strawberry syrup in your cocktails is that it can add a vibrant pop of color to your drink. Whether you're using it to create a bright pink concoction or adding a splash of red to a more subdued drink, strawberries are an easy way to make your drinks look as good as they taste.

But strawberries aren't just about aesthetics - they're also packed with health benefits. These little berries are high in vitamin C and antioxidants, making them a great choice for anyone looking to boost their immune system or protect their skin from sun damage. And because Prosyro line is made with natural ingredients, you can feel good about adding it to your favorite drinks.


To celebrate Strawberry Month, why not try your hand at creating your own strawberry-inspired mocktail using Alambika's Prosyro strawberry syrup? Here's a recipe to get you started:


Virgin Strawberry Margarita

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz agave nectar
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz Prosyro strawberry syrup
  • Salt for rim (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Rim your glass with salt, if desired.
  2. Combine tequila, lime juice, and Prosyro strawberry syrup in a shaker with ice.
  3. Shake until well combined and strain into your glass.
  4. Garnish with a fresh strawberry or lime wedge and enjoy!

How strawberries found its way into our hearts

Strawberries have been cultivated and consumed in France for centuries, dating back to the Roman era. However, the modern cultivation of strawberries in France can be traced back to the 14th century, when Charles V of France ordered his royal gardens to be planted with the fruit.


At the time, strawberries were primarily used for medicinal purposes, as they were believed to have a cooling and soothing effect on the body. They were also used in beauty treatments, as it was thought that they could help to soften the skin and reduce wrinkles.


It wasn't until the 16th century that strawberries began to be cultivated on a larger scale in France for culinary purposes. French gardeners developed new varieties of strawberries, such as the Fragaria x ananassa, which is the modern garden strawberry that is widely cultivated today.


Strawberries quickly became a popular ingredient in French cuisine, and were used in a variety of sweet and savory dishes. They were often served with cream or sugar, and were also used to make jams, jellies, and syrups. In addition, strawberries were a popular ingredient in French pastries, such as tarts and cakes.


Today, strawberries remain a popular fruit in France, and are widely cultivated in regions such as Brittany, which is known for its sweet and flavorful strawberries. They are used in a variety of dishes and desserts, and are a beloved ingredient in French cuisine.

Did you know?

Wild strawberries are much smaller: While the large, juicy strawberries that we're used to seeing in grocery stores are delicious, wild strawberries are much smaller and pack a more intense flavor. They're also harder to find, because they're not cultivated on a large scale.


Strawberries have been used for medicinal purposes: For centuries, strawberries have been used for their medicinal properties. In ancient Rome, they were believed to have healing powers for everything from depression to fainting spells, and Native Americans used them to treat digestive issues.


Strawberries are a symbol of love: In medieval times, strawberries were associated with love and purity, and were often used in artwork and literature to symbolize these virtues. In fact, legend has it that if you break a double strawberry in half and share it with someone, you'll fall in love with each other.


Strawberries are good for your health: Strawberries are packed with vitamins and antioxidants, and have been shown to help lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation, and improve heart health. They're also low in calories and high in fiber, making them a great choice for a healthy snack.


glass with berries

Strawberries have been sent to space: In 2021, the first crop of strawberries was grown on the International Space Station as part of an experiment to study how plants grow in microgravity. While the strawberries were smaller than usual, they were still able to produce fruit. 

Prosyro Strawberry syrup is produced out of Totem Strawberry that is a new strawberry cultivar developed at the Canada Department of Agriculture Research Station, Agassiz, British Columbia. Totem is a seedling from the hybridization of Puget Beauty X Northwest in 1962. Those strawberries are smaller than regular ones but are richer in taste.

strawberry cocktail

What strawberries go well with: your personal cheat sheet

  1. Other Berries: Strawberries pair well with other berries such as blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries. Combining these different berries in a dish or drink can create a delicious and complex flavor profile.

  2. Chocolate: Chocolate and strawberries are a classic flavor combination that never fails. You can dip strawberries in chocolate, add them to a chocolate dessert, or create a chocolate and strawberry cocktail for a decadent treat.

  3. Cream: Whipped cream, ice cream, or other dairy-based products can help to balance the tartness of strawberries and create a rich and creamy texture in desserts and drinks.

  4. Balsamic Vinegar: A drizzle of balsamic vinegar can help to bring out the sweetness of strawberries and add a tangy, acidic flavor to savory dishes such as salads or grilled meats.

  5. Mint: Mint and strawberries create a refreshing and summery flavor combination. You can add fresh mint leaves to a strawberry salad, or muddle them together to create a mint and strawberry cocktail.

  6. Lemon: Lemon juice or zest can help to balance the sweetness of strawberries and add a bright and zesty flavor to dishes and drinks.

  7. Ginger: Ginger adds a spicy and warming flavor to dishes and drinks. Adding fresh ginger to a strawberry salad or cocktail can create a delicious and unexpected flavor combination.

Overall, strawberries are a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of ways in both sweet and savory dishes, as well as cocktails and other drinks. By combining strawberries with complementary flavors, you can create a delicious and well-balanced dish or drink that is sure to impress. 

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