Thursday, June 30, 2011

Sparkling strawberry lemonade

Sparkling strawberry lemonade by Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books
Here's a cooling taste of summer for a Fourth of July holiday weekend: Fill a tall glass pitcher with Fizzy Strawberry Lemonade, easily assembled from ingredients from your freezer and pantry.

Fizzy Strawberry Lemonade

• 1 pound bag frozen strawberries, slightly thawed

• 1 (12 ounce) container frozen lemonade concentrate

• 2 tablespoons sugar, or more to taste

• 3 cups club soda, chilled

• Fresh strawberries for garnish, optional


1. Place frozen berries in glass container and defrost on 50 percent power for two minutes.

2. Place berries and lemonade concentrate in glass container and blend thoroughly together, about 30 seconds. Add sugar, taste and add more, keeping in mind it will be diluted with club soda. At this point, the mixture can be placed in an airtight container and refrigerated until ready to serve.

3. When ready to serve, pour strawberry lemonade mixture into glass pitcher and add club soda, in equal parts. Serve over ice and garnish with fresh strawberries.

Lemons by Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books

Strawberries by Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books


Felicia said...

Lucy, this looks lovely! I especially like the idea of the club soda for a little extra fizz. It'll be perfect for a hot day. Happy holiday weekend!

Angela said...

Looks beautiful! I am going to make some blackberry lemonade this weekend--inspiring.

Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels said...

Oh my this looks soooo good and refreshing. I can't wait to try this! Thanks for the recipe. :)

rose of Walk in the Woods, LLC said...

Sounds delightful!

Cookin' Canuck said...

This is exactly the kind of fizzy, refreshing drink I've been looking for. I will certainly be making this for my family.

Winnie said...

This looks just perfect...I'd love a glass right now!

Matthew "mmwine" Horbund said...

We could add prosecco or cava to make this an adult sparkler :)

Lucy@acookandherbooks said...

Matthew, I like the way you think!