Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade

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In this episode of In the Kitchen with Matt myself and my cousin Sofia will show you how to make Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade. I was in Oklahoma City for a family reunion and my cousin wanted to do a video with me and since we had lots of family coming over to the house and since it was super hot and humid we thought a nice refreshing sparkling strawberry lemonade was in order. It is very easy to make, if we can do it, you can do it. :) Let's get started!

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Follow the easy steps below or watch the short video tutorial or do both! :)

Step 1: Ingredients and Tools

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of lemon juice (freshly squeezed or bottled) (235mL)
  • 6 cups of sparkling water (1410mL)
  • 2 cups of sugar (450g)
  • 2 cups of filtered water, or good tasting tap water (470mL)
  • 2 cups of strawberries (you can add more)(400g)
  • sliced strawberries to float on the top

Tools:

  • bowls
  • pot
  • wooden spoon
  • serving container
  • food processor or blender

Step 2: Simple Syrup

First we need to create our simple syrup. The reason why we do this is to insure the sugar dissolves. Pour the two cups of white granulated sugar and 2 cups of filtered water into a sauce pot and bring it to a boil, stirring occasionally. Once you get it to a bowl take it off the heat and let it cool for 20 to 30 minutes. (to speed up the cooling you can put it in the freezer or fridge)

Step 3: Puree the Strawberries

Now we take about 1/2 cup of the simple syrup and put it in a food processor or blender. Then add in the 2 cups of strawberries, you can definitely use more strawberries then 2 cups if you like. Then blend the ingredients together.

Step 4: Mix, Mix, Mix

Next pour the strawberry puree into a serving container, then add in the rest of the simple syrup (or only half if you don't want it really sweet, you can always add in more after to sweeten it up). Then add in the sparkling water and the lemon juice. Next stir it all together with a long spoon.

Step 5: Floating Strawberries and Serve It Up!

Next drop in some sliced strawberries to float around on the top. You also may want to add some fresh mint leaves to float on the top as well. Now serve it in a cup of ice. I don't recommend adding a bunch of ice directly to the container of lemonade, it gets diluted quickly. I find individual glasses of ice is better. But you can do what you like. :) :) Enjoy!

Step 6: Video Tutorial

Now watch those steps in action by checking out the video tutorial. :)

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    debbie90805

    15 days ago

    I skip a lot of recipes that call for simple sugar because I'm type 2 diabetic, but this on a cold day sounds refreshing any suggestions to convert the sugar?

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    Hello! mmm no I haven't made it with anything other then simple sugar. You could try splenda? or made some xylitol? I am just not too familiar with making drinks with those sugar substitutes. Maybe keep the strawberries and lemon juice the same and sparkling water, then slowly add one of those sugar substitutes mentioned above that dissolves well in liquid until it matches your taste. Again, though I haven't tested it that way so not sure. :)

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    zakbobdop

    18 days ago

    If only you could see my 3 younger siblings attempting this.. It never ends well xD

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