Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade

With Memorial Weekend here, I thought I’d share with you one of my favorite lemonade recipes for you to make and enjoy at your holiday barbecue. I make this every year for the 4th of July along with blueberry and original flavors.

Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade

Ingredients for the simple syrup:

  • 1 C water
  • 2/3 C sugar

Ingredients for the strawberry syrup:

  • 1 heaping C quartered strawberries
  • 2 tbps sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

Ingredients for the lemonade:

  • 1 1/4 C fresh lemon juice
  • 4 1/2 C plain seltzer water

Steps:

  1. Make simple syrup: in a saucepan heat water and sugar until the sugar is dissolved. Set aside to cool.
  2. Make the strawberry syrup: in a blender puree all ingredients until smooth. Strain into pitcher and discards the remaining seeds/pulp.
  3. Make the lemonade: combine simple syrup, strawberry syrup and lemon juice. Keep in fridge until ready to serve. Before serving add the seltzer water.

*This recipe is adapted from Annie at http://www.annies-eats.com/2011/05/27/sparkling-strawberry-lemonade/*

Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade

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