Buzzed Strawberry Bites

Buzzed Strawberry Bites (Rum Soaked Strawberries) –

When I posted a recipe for Buzzed Cherry Bombs, many of you asked if you could do something similar with strawberries. The answer is, YES!

Strawberries soaked in rum then dipped in white candy and blue sprinkles make a perfect Fourth of July snack or dessert.

The first time I saw strawberries decked out in red white and blue like this was a picture my local bakery, Kitchen Chemistry, posted. If you’re ever in the Poconos, it’s definitely worth a stop. 

Strawberries soaking in Rum

All you have to do is wash a pound of fresh strawberries, place them in a jar, and pour rum over them. You could use vodka (or any alcohol you think would go well) as well.

Let these babies soak for at least 24 hours. You can let them go even longer if you’d like but 24 hours seems to be the minimum to get a good rum flavor.

Rum and Strawberry Juice

The berries add a nice touch of sweetness to the rum so after you take them out you can save the booze to make something else. Strawberry martinis anyone? You should pour the liquid through a strainer so you don’t get any strawberry leaves or seeds in there.

Dipping a rum-soaked strawberry in white candy melts

Gently pat your berries dry then dip them halfway into white candy melts or white chocolate. I used Ghirardelli White Melting Wafers for these. They melt beautifully and coat smoothly. When I tried them for my patriotic pretzel sparklers, they became my new favorite.

Boozy dessert shots

After the excess candy drips off the berries, dunk them into blue sparkling sugar. These are made in patriotic colors for Fourth of July. You could change up the candy colors and sprinkles colors to match any holiday or special occasion.

Strawberries and rum

I think this one is saying, “Eat me!”  

Buzzed fruit

Serve up a bunch in a fancy glass to impress your party guests.

Red, white, and blue strawberries

I’m having so much fun playing with berries and booze. This week I’ll be working on a buzzed strawberry bites twist. I’ll have a daiquiri soaked creation ready for you soon. If you just can’t wait for more, you can check out these chocolate covered champagne strawberries to hold you over.

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Buzzed Strawberry Bites

Strawberries soaked in rum then dipped in candy coating and sprinkles.

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  1. 1 pound fresh strawberries
  2. 2 cups light rum
  3. 1 cup melted white chips (or white chocolate)
  4. 1/2 cup blue sugar sprinkles
  1. Wash berries. Place in a jar or bowl. Pour rum over berries. Let soak for 24 hours. Drain liquid from berries. Pat dry.
  2. Dip berries into melted candy. Let excess drip off. Dip into blue sprinkles. Set on a wax paper lined baking sheet to dry.
  3. Serve within 24 hours.
  1. The longer the berries soak, the more alcohol they will absorb.
  2. You can reserve the alcohol the strawberries soaked in for other uses.
  3. Not appropriate for children.
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8 comments on Buzzed Strawberry Bites (Strawberries Soaked in Rum)

  1. Rachel
    July 1, 2015 at 2:28 pm (7 years ago)

    These are so perfect the 4th of July party I’m attending! Do you think I could use vanilla Greek yogurt instead of melted white chips?

  2. Debbie Raines
    July 2, 2015 at 12:46 pm (7 years ago)

    Would you need to store these in an air tight container in the fridge? Also, do you think Grey Goose would taste good?

    • Laurie @ FrostingAndASmile
      July 2, 2015 at 12:59 pm (7 years ago)

      Hi Debbie,
      That’s a good way to store them. Like any chocolate covered strawberries, after a day, they might start to weep. They are best served the day they are dipped. As for Grey Goose, that depends on your personal preference. I like rum with strawberries but you can use vodka if you like. Just know, the alcohol flavor comes through strong so you will taste whatever you decide to go with. Enjoy!

  3. Melanie small
    July 2, 2015 at 11:48 pm (7 years ago)

    Great idea but what would u suggest as a substitute for alcohol maybe a fruit vinegar?

    • Laurie @ FrostingAndASmile
      July 3, 2015 at 8:26 am (7 years ago)

      Thank you, Melanie. If you don’t want to use alcohol, you could skip it and just decorate them red, white, and blue. I’m not sure how fruit vinegar would work. My initial thought is that it might be too strong. If you do happen to try it, please let me know how it turns out. Thanks!

  4. emily
    July 3, 2015 at 2:54 pm (7 years ago)

    After I soaked my strawberries for about 18 hours all the color has drained from them. How did you keep yours red?

    • Laurie @ FrostingAndASmile
      July 3, 2015 at 3:17 pm (7 years ago)

      Hi Emily,
      I have never seen that happen so soon. Usually after about 3 days, the color and flavor are all in the vodka. So, you get a nice strawberry vodka. You could try soaking just 6-12 hours and see how that goes. Maybe it has something to do with how ripe the berries are or using an especially strong vodka. Unfortunately, I don’t know for sure.