Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade

Annacia *

By
@Annacia

So fresh and refreshing and the whole family will love it. At least we do here.


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Serves:
4-6
Prep:
6 Hr
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

2 c
water
1 c
sugar or splenda
1 Tbsp
grated lemon peel
1 c
fresh lemon juice
1 pt
fresh strawberries, hulled and halved
2 c
cold sparkling water or club soda
ice
thyme sprigs, garnish

Step-By-Step

1In a medium saucepan, bring the water and sugar to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves. Add the lemon peel and lemon juice, stir, and remove from the heat. Let cool completely, then strain into a clean pitcher.

2In a blender, puree the pint of strawberries and add to the pitcher with the lemon juice. Stir well to combine and refrigerate until well chilled.

3Add the sparkling water and stir well. Pour over glasses filled with ice and serve, garnished with mint and strawberries.

Note: straining out the strawberry pulp when ready to serve will give you a clear beverage. To do so is optional.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Non-Alcoholic Drinks
Main Ingredient: Coffee/Tea/Beverage
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy