The people have spoken! In a recent poll I put up on our Instagram story, I asked if you’d prefer to see a recipe for a cherry coke float or a sparkling strawberry lemonade.
You guessed it! The lemonade recipe won by a landslide!
So here I am, gladly bringing it to you one of the most refreshing summer drinks I’ve had in a while!
This recipe is an easy, yet yummy refreshment to serve at your next gathering! (eh hem.. Fourth of July)
Here is what you’ll need:
- Roughly 1 1/2 cups chopped strawberries
- 2 Tbsp. sugar
- 2 Tbsp. water
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 4 cups cold sparkling water or club soda
- Pop Rocks! (optional)
Put strawberries, sugar (2 Tbsp.), and water (2 Tbsp.) into a blender and puree. Remove mixture and strain to remove pulp and seeds.
In a separate saucepan stir together the boiling water and sugar (1/2 cup) until the sugar has fully dissolved. Stir in lemon juice and strawberries and let cool.
Pour in the sparkling water or club soda and serve over ice.
To rim your glasses with Pop Rocks, first, take your finger and spread a thin layer of honey over the rim of each glass. Pour the Pop Rocks onto a plate, dip the glasses in them, and voila! To add a super Pinteresty vibe to your refreshing lemonade, garnish your glasses with a thin slice of lemon!
If you tried out this 4th of July recipe, we’d love to see how it turned out! Post a pic, tag us @cwlblog and use #cwlstyle, for a chance to be featured on our Instagram story!