Strawberry Lemonade Refresher Drink

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Nothing says summer like strawberries and lemonades! Why not make a strawberry lemonade refresher to keep your cool this summer? Refreshers are a thing right now, and nothing could make us happier. Long gone are the days when we quenched our thirsts with artificial sodas. There’s nothing like fresh ingredients.

Strawberry Lemonade Refresher Drink

Why Make a Strawberry Lemonade Refresher?

Strawberries are sweet and tangy, and they’re the very essence of summer. They’re sexy too, and they taint everything they touch with the most charming red color.

If you’ve never made a strawberry lemonade with real strawberries, you’ve been missing out. Well, there’s good news. Below, you’ll find a recipe for an all-natural strawberry lemonade refresher, and it’s delightful!

Lemonades are just okay — strawberry lemonades take refreshers to the next level! Muddle those sweet, sweet strawberries and make yourself and your loved ones a refresher to remember.

What Goes Into a Strawberry Lemonade Refresher?

To make this beauty, you’ll need fresh strawberries. If you’re using frozen strawberries, thaw them beforehand — it’s no biggie.

You’ll also need freshly squeezed lime juice. Just a few ounces will do. As for the sweetener, there’s nothing wrong with granulated sugar, but feel free to use stevia or any other healthier alternative if you prefer.

No lemonade is complete without a splash of sparkling water, and as a garnish, let’s give this red drink some contrasting color with a fresh mint sprig. This is a restaurant-quality refresher right there!

Tips for the Perfect Strawberry Lemonade Refresher

  • Work with fresh fruit and juice when possible. Fresh strawberries are riper in summer, making this refresher a highly seasonal drink.
  • Substitute strawberries for any other berry for exciting, new versions of the refreshing drink. Blackberries and raspberries are great alternatives.
  • Not all sparkling water is created equal. When possible, use naturally carbonated water, which has smaller and more persistent bubbles. There are many brands available. Plain water will also do the trick; that if you don’t mind refreshing yourself with a non-sparkly refresher.
  • To please a crowd, work in batches. Multiply the recipe below and make a pitcher instead of an individual glass.
  • Add a tablespoon of green bean coffee powder to add a caffeine boost.

How to Make It

  • Prep Time10 min
  • Total Time10 min
  • Serving Size2
  • Energy98 cal

Ingredients

Directions

1

Reserve a few strawberries for garnishing the drinks.

2

Cut the rest of the strawberries into quarters and place them in a food processor or blender with lime juice and sugar. Pulse until pureed.

3

Scoop the strawberry puree into two serving glasses. Fill with ice and top with sparkling water.

4

Stir gently to combine.

5

Garnish with a strawberry and a mint sprig.

  • Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size2
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories98
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat0.5 g78 g0.64%
  • Sodium2 mg2300 mg0.09%
  • Total Carbohydrate25.5 g275 g9.27%
  • Dietary Fiber3 g28 g10.71%
  • Total Sugars19.5 g
  • Protein1.1 g50 g2.2%
  • Calcium27 mg1300 mg2.08%
  • Iron1 mg18 mg5.56%
  • Potassium253 mg4700 mg5.38%