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Refreshing Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

Are you looking for a refreshing beverage that you can make with or without alcohol? Wait until you try this amazing strawberry lemonade recipe!

When the temps get warmer there is nothing better than a refreshing glass of lemonade.

Am I right?

Whether you are working in the yard, hanging out by the pool, or celebrating with family and friends, a cool glass of lemonade totally hits the spot.

But instead of making a traditional lemonade, have you ever tried strawberry lemonade?

It is so good!

And it’s even better when you add a little vodka to it!

Wait until you try this refreshing recipe for strawberry lemonade!

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Serving Strawberry Lemonade at Supper Club

As part of our monthly virtual supper club, my friends and I are celebrating the spring holidays with a beautiful brunch.

We shared some pretty table decor ideas, and now we’ve put together an amazing menu for a delicious spring holiday brunch that you’ve got to see.

If you are visiting from my friend Rachel’s at The Ponds Farmhouse, welcome!

She is a great friend of mine and I love dropping by her home for some decor, DIY, and entertaining tips.

Be sure to catch the rest of the spring brunch menu at the end of this post!

close up of refreshing Strawberry Lemonade Recipe in glass pitcher and ball jar glasses with strawberries and lemons

What’s the Difference Between Strawberry and Pink Lemonade?

Although they are both pink in color, strawberry lemonade uses real strawberries.

Where pink lemonade is just pink. And it may or may not have strawberries in it.

Pink lemonade is typically made using fresh lemons and food dye, grenadine or natural food coloring from fruit to make it pink.

Fruits used to make lemonade turn pink include:

  • strawberries
  • cranberries
  • raspberries

Beets can even be used to help change the coloring of lemonade.

refreshing strawberry lemonade recipe in ball jar glasses on wood tray with lemons and strawberries

Is Drinking Strawberry Lemonade Good for You?

Because strawberry lemonade with made with fresh strawberries and lemons, the beverage contains a lot of vitamin C.

And since Vitamin C helps boost the immune system, the answer is…


Drinking strawberry lemonade is good for you.

looking from above at Strawberry Lemonade Recipe in ball jar glass with lemons and strawberries

How to Make Refreshing Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

Ok who’s ready for a fun party?

Wait until you see the rest of the menu at the bottom of this post! Everything looks so good!

To do my part, I’m making the most refreshing cocktail, strawberry lemonade.

I make non-alcoholic strawberry lemonade often and keep it in these beautiful glass canisters on the kitchen counter for my family to enjoy.

But when we are celebrating an event with family and friends, I will spike it up with some vodka.

And it is REALLY good!!!!

So you can make this strawberry lemonade recipe both with or without alcohol. Just leave the vodka out if you want to make it non-alcoholic.

This cocktail is super easy to make and I know you’ll love it.

I’m telling you, it will be your new favorite summertime drink!

To make a boozy freshing strawberry lemonade, go with vodka - here are the ingredients to make strawberry lemonade.
Ingredients for Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

Strawberry Lemonade Recipe Tips

And here are a few extra tips to make this taste even better.

Try to use the freshest ingredients possible.

The best strawberry lemonade I made was mixed with fresh strawberries from the garden.

pouring water into pot

They were so soft and juicy, so it really made the drink.

If you don’t grow them yourself, consider picking some fresh berries up from a local farmstand.

Because fresh berries taste the best.

cooking down the strawberries to make strawberry lemonade

Do you have one of these lemon juicers?

They work on limes, lemons and smaller oranges.

Squeezing lemons with this juicer makes this beverage even easier to make.

And I use it in so many other dishes all the time.

squeezing lemons to make fresh lemonjuice for theStrawberry Lemonade Recipe

Having a good blender on hand is important to having all the flavors meld together.

We’ve had ours for years.

It still works but doesn’t blend as well as it used to. I’ve been holding off getting a new one but it feels like it’s time.

So I’m upgrading to this one.

Blend all of the ingredients up to make this Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

Doesn’t this strawberry lemonade look so refreshing?

If you make this recipe, let me know.

I’d love to hear what you think!


close up of refreshing Strawberry Lemonade Recipe in ball jar glass with sliced lemons and strawberries
Refreshing Strawberry Lemonade in mason jars and glass pitcher with fresh cut lemons and strawberries

Refreshing Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

Stacy Ling
Strawberry lemonade recipe that can be made with or without alcohol.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 385 kcal


  • 1 cup strawberries washed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 1 cup lemon juice About 4-5 lemons
  • 1.5 cups sparkling water
  • 1 lemon sliced for garnish
  • 1 bunch mint


  • Wash, stem and slice strawberries. Reserve a few for garnish.
    close up of refreshing Strawberry Lemonade Recipe in ball jar glass with sliced lemons and strawberries
  • Add water and sugar to saucepan. And bring to a simmer while stirring occasionally until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Add berries, then simmer a few more minutes.
  • Blend berry and sugar mixture until smooth. Allow to cool.
  • Pour into a pitcher, then add the vodka. For non-alcoholic, skip the vodka.
  • Add lemon juice and stir.
  • Add sparkling water before serving. If you are pre-making this, add this just before serving so it doesn't lose its fizz.
  • Serve on ice and enjoy!


  • This recipe is even better the second day. If pre-making, cover tightly and refrigerate. And don’t add the fizzy drink until you are ready to serve so it stays fresh.
  • You can swap lemonade or lemon juice for fresh lemon juice but fresh tastes better.
  • Frozen strawberries can be used.
  • It is OK to use a lemon-lime soda in place of sparkling water but it will make it a lot sweeter.
  • If you like a boozier cocktail, bump the vodka up to 1 1/4 cups.
  • Feel free to use raspberries or blackberries, but you may want to strain it before pouring it into a pitcher.


Serving: 1gramsCalories: 385kcalCarbohydrates: 69gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSodium: 22mgFiber: 5gSugar: 56g
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Next up on the spring brunch tour are my friends Anne and AnnMarie from Simply 2 Moms.

I love all their healthy recipes, so I’m sure this one will be amazing too!

So I can’t wait to try it!

Get the Spring Brunch Menu Recipes Here

These recipes are so yummy!

I hope you enjoy our spring holiday brunch menu.

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Looking for More Supper Club Ideas?

Our supper club has been so much fun and we’ve covered so much over the last year.

Whether you are in a supper club or just want some dinner party theme inspiration, check out the themes we’ve hosted before.

And click here if you want to learn how to organize and host your own supper club. They are so fun to do and provide a great reason to gather regularly with family and friends.

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  1. Your lemonade looks so delicious and refreshing, Stacy. Absolutely perfect for spring and summer. I will definitely be making this soon!

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