Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade

Annacia *

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@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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In 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.
2
In 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.
3
Add 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