Strawberry season is now in full swing in Georgia. If you don’t want to mess with pick-your-own farms, you still can reap the fruits of the season with these drinks and dishes from various OTP eateries.
il Giallo Osteria & Bar
Ever had a strawberry pizza? Now’s your chance at il Giallo Osteria & Bar, which features a pizza di fragile on its dessert menu. The pizza from this Sandy Springs eatery is made with a puff pastry crust, organic strawberry preserves, melted fontina, and stracchino and mascarpone cheese, with fresh mint and aged balsamic vinegar drizzled on top.
5920 Roswell Road B-118, Sandy Springs. 404-709-2148, ilgialloatl.com.
Chocolate and strawberries is a classic pairing that’s easy to love. At Osteria Mattone, in downtown Roswell, try the Torta Al Cioccolato dessert featuring Georgia strawberries. This flourless chocolate cake is made with fresh Georgia strawberries and is placed atop house-made rhubarb sauce, for a balance of tart and sweet. A dollop of vanilla cream tops it off.
1095 Canton St., Roswell. 678-878-3378, osteriamattone.com.
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Need to pick up a cake for a special occasion (or just for the fun of it)? Nothing Bundt Cakes in Milton is offering a strawberries and cream bundt cake until May 31. The moist cake is made with whole strawberry fruit filling and creamy white chocolate, for a decadent treat.
5230 Windward Parkway, Ste. 102, Milton. 678-366-1445, www.nothingbundtcakes.com/bakery/ga/alpharetta.
Four Fat Cows
Besides a hilarious name, the Four Fat Cows ice cream shop also has a strawberry balsamic ice cream on offer through summer 2018. Their strawberry ice cream is combined with a strawberry puree and a balsamic reduction ribbon for a unique dessert to cool you off in the midst of humid Atlanta evenings.
64 N. Main St., Alpharetta. 470-268-5268, fourfatcows.com.
South Main Kitchen
Get your strawberry fix at South Main Kitchen, which features a griddled strawberry bread on its Sunday brunch menu. The starter features Netta Mae’s ambrosia, honey Greek yogurt, pecans and house-baked sweet drop biscuits.
9 S. Main St., Alpharetta. 678-691-4622, southmainkitchen.com.
Ted’s Montana Grill
Ted’s Montana Grill (with numerous OTP locations, including one at Avalon) honors strawberries with a timeless favorite: strawberry shortcake. Available on the dessert menu for the next four to five months, the dish is made using locally sourced strawberries from Jaemor Farms in the North Georgia mountains. House-baked sweet drop biscuits serve as the shortbread and contrast the fruitiness and vanilla ice cream.
Multiple locations, tedsmontanagrill.com.
Hugo’s Oyster Bar and C&S Chowder House
Located in Roswell, both Hugo’s Oyster Bar and C&S Chowder House are offering a new frosé (that’s frozen rosé, in case you’ve been living under a rock) using fresh strawberries. They blend Fabre en Provence rosé, Giffard Pamplemousse liqueur and fresh strawberries, then serve it with a lemon slice, for a light and refreshing frozen cocktail. #roseallday
10360 Alpharetta St., Roswell. 770-993-5922, hugosoysterbar.com.
12040 Etris Road, Suite 150, Roswell. 470-321-5077, candschowderhouse.com.
Sage Woodfire Tavern
With multiple OTP locations (including Perimeter, Alpharetta and Windy Hill), Sage Woodfire Tavern offers a popular specialty cocktail for strawberry lovers. The Strawberry Lemon Drop is made with Smirnoff Strawberry, DeKuyper Strawberry, fresh lemon and fresh strawberries. Cheers!
Various locations, sagewoodfiretavern.com.
We’re suckers for a clever cocktail name. At Monkey 68 in historic Roswell, you can order the Laughing Horse, prepared with Square One basil vodka, muddled strawberries, agave nectar and lemon ginger beer, served over crushed ice. It makes for a sweet and refreshing chiller in warmer weather.
1073 Green St., Roswell. 770-587-3277, monkey68atl.com.
The berry of the season makes a subtle appearance in the Donkey Kong cocktail at Sugo restaurant. Peanut-infused vodka, strawberry syrup and banana liqueur combine to create a light pink drink with a granola-encrusted rim — all served in a pretty glass for a fancy feel.
10305 Medlock Bridge Road, Johns Creek. 770-817-8000, sugorestaurant.com.
South City Kitchen Vinings
Just outside the Perimeter, South City Kitchen Vinings remixes a classic summer refresher with its strawberry basil lemonade. Vodka, house-made strawberry-basil syrup and lemon juice are combined for a cocktail that’s sweet and sour — and perfect for sipping on their outdoor patio.
1675 Cumberland Parkway SE, Atlanta. 770-435-0700, vinings.southcitykitchen.com.
Shake up your margarita game and try the organic strawberry mint margarita at Dos Margaritas in Alpharetta. Available May through August, the drink is crafted from organic strawberry purée, organic agave nectar, organic lime juice and pure filtered water for a sweet and sour mix to complement the Tres Agaves 100 percent agave tequila. Fresh muddled mint leaves add an extra hint of brightness.
12460 Crabapple Road, Alpharetta. 770-777-4847, dosmargaritas.net.