I’m a sucker for girly drinks, of both the alcoholic and nonalcoholic variety. Since I was pregnant last summer, I had my fair share of fruity beverages to make up for not being able to enjoy sangria or my favorite summer beers. During that time, I saved a lot (and I mean a lot) of drink recipes. I’m sad that I only recently got around to making this one because it’s really fantastic. It’s cool, refreshing and a perfect way to beat the summer heat.
This drink is essentially a pumped up version of lemonade. I love strawberries, so anything that uses them is most always a winner in my book. Not only does this lemonade get elevated by a sweet strawberry syrup, it’s also got just a hint of fizz which really takes it over the top. The sweet strawberries help balance the tart lemons, and the two together create an ideal summer drink that everyone can enjoy. The sugared rim isn’t necessary, but I love the bit of whimsy it adds. Even though summers here are excruciatingly hot, we seem to spend a ton of time outside. This drink is perfect to have for cookouts, and I can almost guarantee it will disappear in no time. We made it for a cookout yesterday, and it was a big hit. In fact, I’ll make a double batch next time so that there’s more strawberry lemonade goodness to go around.
If lemonade isn’t your thing, this blackberry limeade is my other favorite summer drink.