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Refreshing Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

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

Equipment

  • Blender
  • Pitcher
  • Saucepan

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.
  • 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.