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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 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 385 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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!

Notes

  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gramsCalories: 385kcalCarbohydrates: 69gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSodium: 22mgFiber: 5gSugar: 56g
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