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Springtime Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

Yum . . . Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade

We aren't the only ones who've succumbed to buying loads of seasonal berries. Here, OnSugar blog Faith, Hope & Chocolate demonstrates that when life gives her lemons, she'll make fizzy strawberry lemonade.

So here I go with more strawberries! I normally don't like lemonade very much, it's either too tart or too sweet for my taste but I found a great recipe where you can adjust the sweetness. And I just love the freckled strawberry lemonade at Red Robin (if you haven't tried it, you should!) so I thought I'd try my hand at it. Plus, Benjamen was doing his physical and written test for becoming a police officer that morning so I thought it would be a refreshing treat when he came home. Awww, I am such a good girlfriend!! It it so easy to make too, I've already made another batch and each time it's been gone in a matter of hours...it's THAT good! The hardest part is squeezing the lemons so if you have a juicer or something to help on that aspect it would be very helpful, or I'm sure you could substitute store bought lemon juice also. Here is the recipe, I told you it was easy!

See just how easily it all comes together when you keep reading.

Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade
4-6 lemons, enough to equal 1 cup of lemon juice
1-1 1/2 c. simple syrup  (recipe follows)
16 oz. container of strawberries, cleaned and hulled
1 quart sparkling water

Juice the lemons to get 1 cup of lemon juice.  Blend the strawberries and 1/2 c. of the simple syrup in a blender or with an immersion blender, until smooth.   Strain to remove the seeds. (I didn't strain the seeds because I didn't have anything that small! It still tasted just fine!) Pour lemon juice, strawberry puree, 1/2 c. simple syrup, and sparkling water into a pitcher.  Add more simple syrup if needed to achieve the sweetness you like.  Add ice and chill.

Simple Syrup
1 part sugar to 1 part water
I used 3/4 cup sugar to 3/4 cup warm water. This can be done on a stovetop but it is much easier to just use warm water.
Of course I added all of the syrup because I like things sweet, but it wasn't too sweet at all, the perfect balance of tartness and sweetness! The sparkling water also gives it a little extra bite. Either way it was aaaamazing!

P.S.-I graduate in 3 weeks and I got a J-O-B!
Also, check out Sugar High where my Chocolate Ganache Tart with Strawberries was featured! http://blog.onsugar.com/Molly-Ringwald-Gets-Pretty-Back-Great-Spring-Recipes-8274211

Want more? Start following OnSugar blog Faith, Hope & Chocolate, or start your own OnSugar blog, where you, too, can jump on our berry bandwagon. Who knows; we may feature your post on YumSugar!

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danakscully64 danakscully64 5 years
OOoooo, that looks delicious! I'm always watching my calories/sugar intake though, I probably won't be having this anytime soon.
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