A crowd pleaser. This strawberry limeade is refreshing and delicious. The strawberry syrup is easy to make. And if you’re making one or a couple drinks at a time and it’ll lasts for weeks in the fridge.
8 cups water
1.5 lbs of fresh strawberries, washed, stem removed and cut into quarters
1 cup cane sugar *SEE NOTES
1/3 cup lime juice
mint and lime slices to garnish
First, if you want to make infused ice cubes, slice a lime and quarter each slice. Roughly chop a bunch of mint leaves and place a couple pieces of limes and mint leaves into each compartment of the ice tray. Cover with water and freeze for 4 hours to overnight.
Now, to make the strawberry syrup, add the water to a large pot and bring to a boil over medium-high. Add the strawberries, and cook for 15-18 minutes. After about 15 minutes, the strawberries will have lost their red color and they will be very soft. Remove the strawberries from the water with a slotted spoon or hand held strainer. Add the sugar to the strawberry infused water and stir until the sugar melts. Remove the syrup from the heat and allow it to cool completely. You can add ice to the strawberry syrup to speed up the cooling process. Once the syrup cools, add the lime juice and stir to combine.
If you’re making one drink at a time, add about 1/2 cup of the strawberry syrup to a glass with a few of the infused ice cubes and top with sparkling water. Finish with fresh strawberries and a lime slice.
If you’re making this for a crowd, add all of the strawberry syrup to a gallon pitcher (like Rubbermaid’s Simply Pour Pitcher. Add lots of ice to the pitcher and top with sparkling water (about 3 16-ounce cans of lime sparkling water will work).
To serve, add some of the infused ice cubes to a glass and pour the strawberry limeade on top. Finish with fresh strawberries and sliced lime.
*You can use coconut sugar or maple syrup in place of cane sugar. But, please me aware the color of the syrup will change and be more brown than red. I haven’t tried this with Keto sugar alternatives, so if you try it, definitely let the community know how it turns out.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 15 mins
Keywords: Strawberry limeade, drinks to bring to a party