Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade

Kick the unhealthy cola habit (number 3 on your resolution list!) and blend up a batch of (almost) homemade lemonade to toast in the new year!

What You'll Need: 
3 cups quartered strawberries, about a quart of berries
1 cup cold water
1 can (6 ounces) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
2 cups chilled sparkling water
Ice cubes
Optional: whole strawberries for garnish

What You'll Do: 
1. Combine strawberries and cold water in the blender. Hold down the blender top with one hand, then blend until smooth. Add the lemonade concentrate and one cup of the sparkling water.

2. Blend until smooth and pour into a pitcher with the rest of the sparkling water. Pour into tall glasses over ice. Garnish with a straw and place a strawberry on the rim of the glass if you like. (Make the lemonade just before serving or the sparkling water will go flat – without fizzies.)

Comment: I made one batch of lemonade using some strawberries that weren't very sweet so I added a tablespoon or so of sugar and blended it again. Lemonade concentrates and berries will vary so you may have to add additional sugar.


Measuring cups, glass measuring cup

By: Anne Vassal 
by GL | 2/1/2016