Summer drink: Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade

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By: Raquel M. Ortiz Burgos

With this drink you can be relieved from the heat that summer brings and also enjoy a moment of refreshment.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups chopped strawberries
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 2tbsp. water
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 4 cups cold sparkling water or club soda
  • 2 packages strawberry Pop Rocks, optional

Directions:

Puree the strawberry, sugar, and (2 tbsp.) water together in a blender until puree. Remove and strain through a fine-mesh.

In a separate bowl stir boiling water and (1/2 cup) sugar until the sugar is dissolved. Stir in the lemon and strawberry mixture until well combined, then stir in the sparkling water o club soda. Serve over ice.

To rim your glass with pop rocks, first take a spoon and spread a thin layer of honey over the very top rim of the glasses. Then spread your Pop rocks in a small bowl and dip the honeyed glass in in the pop rocks until they are coated. Garnish the glasses then with an additional lemon or strawberry slice if desired.

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