When it is hot, there is nothing better then a refreshing cold drink that taste to good! It just hits the spot everytime. And when summer drinks are easy to make and take no effort it makes prep time even easier to manage in the heat of the summer! Nothing is worse in the summer time heat then to have to spend time cooking or heating up the house over the stove. Why add more heat to the stifling summer weather, when you can make meals and drinks that require no extra cooking. That’s one reason why I love this Summertime Strawberry Limeade drink. It is so easy to make and takes no time at all! You can get all the ingredients ready and keep them in the fridge and make one drink at a time or make an entire pitcher full of refreshing beverage!
It takes just a few ingredients that can be found in most kitchens!
- Crushed Ice
Cut with a knife or crush the strawberries with a fork. You want to smash them quite well to help release the juice inside. For how ever much strawberries you use you will want to use half that in sugar. So as in the recipe card below you can use one cup strawberries and half a cup sugar. Mix the strawberries and the sugar well and place in the fridge to rest and draw more fluid out of the strawberries.
While that is drawing juice, slice the limes in halves and then take one half and cut it into quarters. Sqweeze the two quarters into your mixing container or glass. Take the other half and slice it along the outside to make a round garnish to hang on the side of the glasses.
Next pour some crushed ice into your glass to about half full. Next add some Sprite or other Lemon Lime drink into your glass about 3/4 the way full. next spoon in some strawberries and juice from the bowl in the fridge. Add the juice from your 2 quarter limes, and place the lime garnish on the glass rim. Add more lime and strawberries to taste. And enjoy the cooling and refreshing Summertime Strawberry Limeade!
- Sugar soak strawberries:
- 1 Cup chopped strawberries
- ½ Cup sugar
- 1 lime
- Crushed ice
- Soak strawberries in bowl with sugar mixed in refrigerator till liquid is pulled from strawberries
- In a large glass add in crushed ice.
- Smash up the sugar soaked strawberries.
- Add strawberries to glass and pour in desired amount of sprite.
- Squeeze in 1 lime and toss lime into drink for an extra lime taste.
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