It’s been hot and muggy this past week in the Mid-Atlantic. The perfect weather to make some lemonade and cool off in the sprinkler!
Since I have a ton of fresh picked strawberries, I decided to make some Strawberry Lemonade Spritzers.
Fresh Lemonade is a bit of a luxury in our household. We are a bit more accustomed to stopping off at Chick-fil-A for a gallon of lemonade, but I wanted to splurge and make some delicious homemade lemonade for my family.
Lemonade isn’t that hard to make, it just takes a little time.
To the lemonade I added some pureed strawberries and a little bit of 7-up. It gave the lemonade a bit of a zip and a zing that I loved!
And so did my daughter. She loves the “pink soda”.
I’ll be enjoying one of these this weekend while gardening, bbq-ing and relaxing with the family! I hope you are too.
Strawberry Lemonade Spritzer
by Karyn Granrud
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Keywords: beverage lemon strawberry summer
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 cup lemon juice, fresh squeezed
3 cups water
7-Up, Sprite, Ginger Ale
Boil 1 cup water and dissolve 1 cup sugar to make a simple syrup. Cool.
Juice 7 – 9 lemons to yield 1 cup of lemon juice. Mix the simple syrup and lemon juice in a large pitcher. Add the water to dilute to your desired tartness.
Rim the edges of the glasses with sugar.
Add 1 tablespoon of strawberry puree into glasses and pour the lemonade over it. Top off with a splash of soda. I also added some frozen strawberries to keep it cool!