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.
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.
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!
Reserve a few strawberries for garnishing the drinks.
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.
Scoop the strawberry puree into two serving glasses. Fill with ice and top with sparkling water.
Stir gently to combine.
Garnish with a strawberry and a mint sprig.