Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade

I had intended to give you this recipe before July 4th, but got busy.  You’ll find this combination of sweet/sour is extremely refreshing in what promises to be a very hot summer.  I use sparkling water because it adds an extra little “zip”.

Prepare the sugar syrup ahead of time, add the strawberries and refrigerate.  Just at serving, add the sparkling water, give it a stir and enjoy!  This makes enough for 6-8 large servings.

In pan, bring to a boil:
4 cups (filtered) tap water
2 cups Sugar
 
Remove from pan and add:
2 cups Lemon Juice
 
In a food processor, blend until fine:
1 Quart Fresh Strawberries, washed, hulled, cut
 
Stir in to cooled lemonade:
Strawberries
2 Tabl. Lemon Zest
 
Refrigerate.  When ready to serve, pour the strawberry/lemon mixture into a pitcher and add:
1 Bottle of Sparkling Water – (1 liter)
 

Garnish with Lemon and serve ice cold.  Give the lemonade a stir when the strawberries rise to the top.

            

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About bakingway

Baker/Pastry Chef for over 25 years.

Posted on July 6, 2011, in Drinks, Fruit and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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