Sassy Mama: Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade


Wednesday, June 1st 2022, 3:34 pm
By: News 9


Sassy Mama joins News 9 at 4 p.m. and is sharing how to make sparkling strawberry lemonade.

Ingredients:

  1. 1 cup lemon juice (about 6 lemons)
  2. 1 to 1 1/2 cups simple syrup*
  3. 2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and halved
  4. 1 quart sparkling water
  5. Ice cubes
  6. Fresh mint, for garnish

Simple Syrup:

  1. 2 cups sugar
  2. 2 cups water

Directions:

  1. In a medium size sauce pan, combine the sugar and water and bring to a simmer stirring occasionally to make sure the sugar is completely dissolved.
  2. Remove the syrup pan from the heat and allow to cool completely.
  3. In a large pitcher, put the sliced strawberries in and swirl with a half a cup of the simple syrup.
  4. Use an immersion blender to blend in the pitcher or if you don’t have that just blend together in the blender until it is a pulp.
  5. Add the remaining simple syrup, lemon juice, and sparkling water to the pitcher and stir.
  6. Serve over ice with a sprinkle of mint on top.
  7. Store remaining lemonade covered in the refrigerator for up to five days. 

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