Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade — Damn Delicious

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Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade

Wonderfully sweet, tangy, refreshing and bubbly. Plus, it’s so easy and inexpensive to make right at home!

Since Butters is our first dog – our first baby – we’ve been completely spoiling him. We hold him in our arms, we give him treats for being cute, and we try to get in as many snuggles as possible. I also went shopping on etsy.com for the most adorable, customized bandana to put on his collar, and to my surprise, he posed so beautifully for the camera.

But then 30 seconds later, this happened.

Yeah, I don’t think he liked it very much. At least I got one good shot of him, right?

But once we got that bandana off, Jason and I sipped on this incredibly refreshing sweet and tangy, bubbly lemonade. It was the absolute perfect spring afternoon, guzzling this down in sunny 70 degree weather, with the puppy sitting right beside us.

Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Wonderfully sweet, tangy, refreshing and bubbly. Plus, it’s so easy and inexpensive to make right at home!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Imperial Sugar Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 1 pound strawberries, hulled
  • 3/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 4 cups sparkling water

Directions:

  1. To make the simple syrup, combine sugar and 1/2 cup water in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved, about 2-3 minutes; let cool.
  2. Add strawberries to the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth, about 1-2 minutes; strain through a cheesecloth or fine sieve.
  3. In a large pitcher, whisk together strawberry puree, lemon juice and simple syrup. Place in the refrigerator until chilled.
  4. Serve over ice and sparkling water.

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Imperial Sugar. All opinions expressed are my own.

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41 comments

He is so adorable, don’t be surprised if I pin him to my “Too Cute” board soon ;). As for this lemonade, just what I need in my life!

This sounds great! I too don’t like when something is too sweet, especially not drinks, it needa bit of zing, and if there are bubbles – even better! Thanks for sharing the recipe 😀 x

How much lemon juice do you use? Confused by the recipe.

Yes, I would like clarification as well. “1 cup” and “3/4 cup” lemon juice listed in two separate lines of recipe……

The recipe has been updated to 3/4 cup lemon juice.

The recipe has been updated to 3/4 cup lemon juice.

Your lemonade looks delicious. I’m going to make tomorrow. Is this drink ok to make night before or will bubbles be lost?

Yes, absolutely! Just be sure to reserve the sparkling water until right before serving.

Oh my gosh – your little pup is SO cute! Love that bandana…my dog hates hers too!
These drinks are beautiful and they sound crazy delish! Pinned!

I too am confused – how much lemon juice?

The recipe has been updated to 3/4 cup lemon juice.

that puppy is just too cute! Also this lemonade sounds yummy!

Ahhh I love strawberry lemonade. This looks super delicious

Oh, how I need that lemonade in my life!

The bubbles!! So fun! And I’m impressed you managed to get even one good photo. Our dog seems to always move just as you take the picture!

Your puppy is too cute for words! And this strawberry lemonade looks so refreshing and perfect for spring. Love that you used sparkling water!

Your lemonade looks delicious! I currently have raspberry lemonade in the making (from scratch, using yeast). And your puppy is so incredibly cute!!

I can’t even handle it Chung-Ah. That bandana is TOO cute for words! I hope it comes in XXXXXL for my bear. I mean, my dog. Love strawberry lemonade – any which way!

Awww, thanks, Sally! And Jude is the most adorable bear ever. If you lived closer, I would definitely want to do doggie dates with the two of them 🙂

OMG, Butters is adorable! enjoy the puppy stage! and I’ll go enjoy some of this lemonade!

He is soooo adorable!! And what a cute name. Hugs and kisses from us to your cutie pie! And I just love your recipes. I’m going to try the shrimp fried rice soon. Thanks for sharing.

1. Butters is crazy adorable 2. This lemonade is amazingg! so refreshing and summery! yay!

I could and would guzzle this stuff like it’s going out of style! 🙂

What a beautiful drink! Looks perfect for a warm spring day…now if only the weather would cooperate 😉

Awww, LOOK AT HIM! He’s beyond precious, Chung-Ah. Congratulations on your first pup! They’re hard work at first but it gets so much easier, I promise. Similar to babies, I guess! Thanks for sharing this gorgeous strawberry lemonade, too. My kind of summer drink!

Wow , I love Butters!! He is so so adorable. I am visiting my family and they have the cutest Pomeranian EVER!! Ohh, I lovvee dogs and I totally forgot drink looks amazing!! See what these dogs do to us!

Your dog is the CUTEST! This lemonade looks so delicious and refreshing! Yum! Pinned 🙂

Thank you for clarifying how much lemon juice is needed in the recipe!

Okay, this drink sounds insanely delicious… BUT THAT PUPPY IS JUST TOO CUTE. I feel like a complete stalker hitting “like” on every single photo you post of him on facebook, but I just can’t help it. In other news, I think I need to make some strawberry lemonade, with a splash of rum in it to help me get over the fact that I will probably never get to pet his furry little head. Gah! The cute!

Firing up my BBQ today and this lemonade is on the menu!

I want to make this for some friends and was wondering whats the ratio for the strawberry mixture and sparkling water in a glass when serving … 1/2 mixture : 1/2 sparkling water ?

Natasha, it’s really 1:4 or 1:3 mixture to sparkling water. I recommend adjusting to taste.

Made this lemonade yesterday and LOVED it. Refreshing!
P.S. Love little dogs, and yours is soooooo adorable!

If I kept the mixture separate from the sparkling water to make it a day ahead, will the mixture be okay sitting on the counter or should it be refrigerated?

I recommend refrigerating, but as always, please use your best judgment.

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