Hello Friends and Happy Monday! I think…Ugh! Is it me, or do the weekend go by way too quickly?
The only thing getting me through this morning, besides strongly brewed coffee, is thinking about these yummy Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade Cocktails I made this weekend.
So yummy and so refreshing!
This cocktail has the perfect amount of tart from the fresh squeezed lemon juice, sweetness from the puréed strawberries and sugar, and bubbles from the soda water. It is sure to put a smile on your face and a little pep in your step!
The temperatures are rising here in Arizona and I can think of fewer things that sound better than this deliciously refreshing, Spring-ready cocktail by the pool!
And that is exactly how I enjoyed it. I didn’t get in the pool, of course. I’m not that crazy! But I did lay by the pool with a book and this cocktail in hand while the dogs sunned themselves in the grass. It was amazing!
It got so warm here this weekend that I cracked and, *gasp*, turned the AC on! I tried to hold off as long as I could but I couldn’t stand it anymore. So sad.
We seem to have jumped from fabulously mild days to down-right hot in a matter of a few days. Don’t get me wrong, the mornings and evenings are still gloriously perfect, but once mid-afternoon creeps up its just a litttttttle too warm for my liking.
Please be a fluke. I’m not ready for AZ summer temperatures yet!
Anyway, we had a pint of fresh strawberries from the Farmer’s Market in the fridge that weren’t getting eaten and I thought, what better way to use up what we have in the fridge than to make a refreshingly sweet and tangy Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade Cocktail? Yes, please!
Trust me, this cocktail is so fresh, delicious and simple to make, you’ll want to have a new batch in your fridge every weekend.
The Strawberry Lemonade that is the base for this cocktail can be served sans alcohol so even the little ones can partake in a refreshing “mocktail” too!
Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade Cocktail, or mocktail FTW!
Go away Monday! Take me back to the weekend….pleeeeease!
If you’ve got the Monday blues like me, give this cocktail a try. Just take a sip and pretend you are poolside, somewhere warm, where you can forget about your worries, chores, jobs and that endless list of to-dos…if only for a moment!
Note: The Strawberry Lemonade Recipe is adapted from The Pioneer Woman