Refreshing Strawberry Limeade


1 1/2 cups strawberries, stems removed and sliced
1/2 cup sugar
1 part lemon lime soda (I used about 1/4 of a liter)
2 parts seltzer (preferably lemon lime seltzer, if not add a couple extra tbsp lime juice)
turbinado sugar, optional for rimming glasses
juice from 1 lime
limes, sliced for garnish


Add berries and sugar to a bowl and let macerate for about 30 minutes.
Add berries to a food processor (or blender) and pulse until smooth.
In a large pitcher add ice (about 1/3 of the way), then top with 2 parts seltzer to one part lemon lime soda.
Stir in a few scoops of strawberry puree and add juice from 1 lime.
Stir well then taste. Add more strawberry and lime juice if needed.
I add thinly slice lime to the pitcher and garnish the glasses with lime wedges and a sugared rim.


For Mother's Day this year we decided to go strawberry pickin'. We were on vacation in Florida so we drove out to Baker, FL with my parents for a fun day of fruit pickin' then a delicious Mother's Day lunch. Akers of Strawberries has been around for years and I have many great memories of pickin' sweet strawberries and eating their homemade fro-yo with my parents back in the day! I was so excited to take my little Ava there {and Ashton too!}. She enjoyed it more than all of us; immediately grabbing a bucket and searching for ripe, juicy berries {and eating a few along the way}. It was such a special day and I will forever treasure the memories of strawberry pickin' with my daughter!

We came home with 3 buckets full of bright red strawberries, ready for eating. We immediately cleaned them, removed the stems, and froze them in freezer bags for later. Ashton makes smoothies for breakfast a few times a week and frozen berries are perfect {and mean you don't need ice!}. I saved some to make a Strawberry Pie but since the weather is so nice and we are spending more and more time outside I wanted to make a refreshing- family friendly- drink for us.
Ashton loves Sonic's Cherry Limeade {I made it for his Bomb Birthday} so I decided to try out a Strawberry Limeade {recipe below}. It tasted great and was just what we were craving to refresh us from spending the afternoon in the sun! Bonus: the strawberry puree can be used as the base for many drinks including Strawberry Lemonade! Yum!

Other Names:

Limeade; Summer Drinks; Kid Friendly Drinks


4-6 drinks


Monday, May 19, 2014 - 3:00pm


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