When the heat kicks in, this is the drink to make …
Strawberry Cucumber Refresher!
It’s getting hot out there and trying to stay cool and hydrated could use a little excitement once in a while, that’s where this drink comes in to save the day.
There is nothing quite as satisfying to drink on a steamy hot day than lemonade, UNLESS, you pimp it up a bit. 😉 Think sparkling, strawberries and of course cucumbers. Now we’re getting somewhere.
It’s one of those crazy things in life, but strawberries and cucumbers make a gorgeous combination. Take these little BFF’s and add them to some sparkling drinks and summer has met it’s match.
This is my daughter’s favorite drink. Her birthday is during the summer and after her asking for the fizzy drink with fruit repeatedly … and I do mean over and over again … it’s now an automatic addition to her summer celebration and she is rather a happy young lady. I now get extra brownie points in her book.
It’s so simple to make and looks beautiful sitting there ready to pour. It’s great for a simple cookout, baby and bridal showers, or even the party of the century. (Psst…If you really need a bit of a stronger adult drink, you could add in some Pimms or whatever your little palate desires). 🙂
All that’s left now is to sit back, sip on your refresher and enjoy the sunsets.
- 1 liter Sparkling Lemonade
- 1 liter Sparkling Water
- 1 cup Strawberries, sliced
- 1 medium Cucumber, sliced
- In a large pitcher or jug, add together the 1 liter of Sparkling Lemonade and 3/4 of the bottle Sparkling Water, along with the Strawberries and Cucumbers. Give it a gentle stir, taste and adjust if needed by adding more Sparkling Water. Allow to mellow together for about 20 - 30 minute in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
- Serve over ice and enjoy.
You can easily double and triple the amounts. If you prefer a stronger lemon flavor, for 1 liter of Sparkling Lemonade use about 3/4 of a 1 liter bottle of Sparkling Water.You can also use the pink Sparkling Lemonade as well, which taste just a wonderful. If unable to find the Sparkling Lemonade, you can substitute 7Up or Sprite.
Stacey is a Southern girl with a taste for travel, thriving on the discovery of the world through food. After spending many years traveling and living overseas, she’s now back home in her beloved deep south enjoying life with her three little ones and loving the adventure. She’s a food stylist and food photographer, as well as, the creative behind Little Figgy Food, where she loves to inspire others to try new flavors and foodie techniques.