14.7.14

DIY Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade!

So with Summer well and truly on its' way, you're probably sat here imagining the antics of your summer vacation that's just round the corner, or like me you're sat here wishing you could fly away to the Maldives for a week.. Well if you're feeling the Summer blues then why not bring the taste of Summer to you with this sweet Starbucks/Costa inspired iced drink! So grab your deck chairs and beach towels, get out in the garden and enjoy a sweet and cool Summer drink, ready in just ten minutes!! This recipe serves around 8 people so grab your friends and get those BBQ'S out because Summer is here! 

What you will need: 

  • 1  and a half cups of strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice (*if you're using concentrated lemon juice like me, you will only need half a cup of this!)
  • 4 cups of sparkling water

                                     Hints and tips! 


1. Ensure you use the same cup when measuring out each ingredient to create an equal measurement this applies to the strawberries, sugar, boiling water etc...


2. Slice the 'leafy' tops off the strawberries, nobody wants a drink full of leaves right?! You may also wish to remove the seeds but this does not particularly matter.


3. If you don't fancy sipping on some strawberry seeds, ensure to drain out your blended strawberry mixture into a sieve to separate the seeds from the mixture. 



 How to make: 

1. Add the strawberries, 2 tablespoons of sugar and 2 tablespoons of cold water into a blender and blend together until you are left with a purée like mixture. 


2. In a separate bowl, add a cup of boiling of water and half a cup of sugar and stir together until the sugar has dissolved. 


3. Once the sugar has dissolved, add the cup (or half a cup*) of lemon juice and then the strawberry mixture and blend together. 


4. Finally, add 4 cups of sparkling water and mix together for the last time until the mixture is 'well combined'.  



And there you have it, sparkling strawberry lemonade! Serve over ice for a more refreshing summer taste. Credits to Ali from 'GimmeSomeOven' for this recipe: http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/sparkling-strawberry-lemonade/#_a5y_p=1788254                        




I just simply came across this when scrolling through pinterest and thought I would share this with you guys! 

Until next time..

Toni.x  




6 comments:

  1. It looks so delicious! Might try it out one day x
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  2. You definitely should!! I couldn't resist but make some more today :') x

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  3. This looks like a delicious yet simple drink. I think I may even have some strawberries in the fridge so I may try it out. The only point of critique I would have would be to make the images a tiny bit bigger, if it possible. :) Thank you for the idea. If you had a moment could you check out my blog!
    simplyeasierliving.blogspot.com
    I also just followed you on Bloglovin, if you could do the same!
    Thanks
    Laura

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  4. Thank you for the advice I'll work on that in the future :) and you honestly should, it's honestly the perfect summer refreshment, I hope you like it if you try it out! Thanks for the follow on bloglovin I have followed back :)
    Toni x

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  5. Yumm! It looks delicious!!! I probably gonna try this one next time I buy strawbarries!!!

    If you have some time, I would love if you could check out my blog:
    INDIELLIE | life style & photography blog
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    Thanks!
    - ellie

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  6. It really is, you should definitely give it a go!!
    I've just followed you on bloglovin x

    Thank you!
    Toni

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