Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade Cocktail

This Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade 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!

This uber refreshing Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade Cocktail is perfect for summer!

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This Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade 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!

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!

This Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade 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!

This Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade 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!

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

Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade Cocktail

Course Cocktail
Servings 8 -10

Ingredients

Strawberry Puree

  • 1 pint of fresh strawberries (frozen would work too)
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of water

Strawberry Lemonade

  • Entire batch of strawberry puree (See above step)
  • 1 cup of freshly squeeze lemon juice (I used about 4-5 lemons)
  • 1/2 cup sugar (more or less depending on your preference)
  • 6 cups of water

For the cocktail

  • 1.5 oz of Vodka (more or less depending on your preference)
  • 6 oz of Strawberry Lemonade
  • 2 oz of soda water , or unflavored sparkling water

Instructions

  1. In a blender, blend together fresh or frozen strawberries, 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup of sugar until completely blended.
  2. Using a fine mesh strainer, strain the strawberry puree into a separate bowl to remove seeds, set aside.
  3. Juice 4-5 lemons to make 1 cup of lemon juice (about 4-5 lemons)
  4. In a pitcher, combine the strawberry puree, fresh squeezed lemon juice, sugar and 6 cups of water, stir to combine. Set in the refrigerator to chill.
  5. To make the cocktail: Combine the Strawberry Lemonade with vodka and top it off with soda water.
  6. Garnish with a wedge of lemon
  7. Sip and enjoy!

 

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