Now that it’s getting warmer, it’s time to get creative with hydration. This sparkling berry lemonade is packed with antioxidants from the berries, tartness from the lemonade, and 100 levels of refresh. Enjoy this red, white, and blue drink for your Memorial Day or 4th of July celebration.
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how this sparkling berry lemonade fits into my lifestyle
Not sure about you, but after a couple hours out in the sun, I’m exhausted and SOOOO thirsty. But, water just doesn’t cut it. Water just isn’t that satisfying. I need some sugar, some flavor, and a pinch of salt to regain my strength. That’s why lemonade is one of my absolute favorite drinks after being out in the sun. It’s chilled to perfection, tart yet sweet, and bursting with flavor. But not just any lemonade. I don’t want it to taste like sugar, I don’t want it to taste artificial, I want lemony water with just enough sugar to cut the tartness.
I plan on serving this lemonade and my copy cat Starbucks Passion Tea Lemonade all the time this summer, especially on Memorial Day & probably the 4th of July too because it’s red, white, and blue AND it’s deliciously easy. What more could you want?
How it’ll make your life easier
As delicious and amazing as freshly squeezed homemade lemonade is, it’s just not that practical. You’ve got to have tons of fresh, ready-to-eat lemons, cups of sugar, and a good reamer, and enough time to get the sugar/lemon ratio just right.
-quick note on added sugar. There is a major war on sugar right now, I get it. It’s easy to eat sugar. And I say that because sugar is in many foods that you wouldn’t guess. You can’t taste it in many instances. I’m not saying that it’s something to avoid like the plague, not at all. Having to read every nutrition label, and feeling stressed about every gram in your food is less healthful than eating the sugar. I talked about stress and wellbeing in a KSL article last year, you can read about it here.
Quick Notes on This Recipe
- adjust the proportions to meet your flavor preferences. Particularly the proportions of lemonade and sparkling water.
- I use Newman’s Own lemonade. I like how fresh it tastes, even though it’s not homemade.
Sparkling Berry Lemonade
- Carafe or Pitcher
- Wooden Spoon
- 2 cups lemonade
- 2 cups sparkling water
- 1 cup berries slice strawberries
- Pour lemonade and sparkling water into pitcher. Add sliced berries, stir, and enjoy!
- Use blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, or other fruit instead of strawberries
- Use your favorite lemonade brand
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• What are your favorite refreshing drinks during the summer?
• Have you tried berry lemonade before?