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Strawberry Mint Lemonade or Limeade

With the warmer weather, make yourself a Strawberry Mint Lemonade or Limeade.

Springtime often brings a variety of important reasons to celebrate, whether it be a graduation or two, end-of-the-school-year parties, Memorial Day barbecues, a bridal shower or luncheon, and the welcoming of a brand-new baby! Lots of time goes into decorating the evening and the food menu, so I wanted to make your refreshment choice easy with my Strawberry Mint Lime Fizz. This flavorful little mocktail can be something everyone can partake in together, and if you want to kick it up a notch, add a little rum, and it quickly becomes a Strawberry Mojito!

My garden inspired the secret ingredients for this unique, colorful drink. For me, spring means strawberries; if I don’t have enough in my little strawberry patch, I can find lots from my local farmers’ market! I have planted a variety of mint in my yard that has spread nicely, making it an obvious choice to pair with the strawberries. Instead of sugar, I used some honey from a local beekeeper for my simple syrup. I only needed to pick up a few limes and soda water from the store.

Makins for a great strawberry mocktail
Fresh ingredients are essential for a great celebration beverage! Use seasonal ingredients!

Strawberry Mint Lemonade

For many of us, beverages can be an added source of calories. Still, this mocktail is so flavorful that you won’t mind sipping and savoring it, and you can make it as refreshing and light as you choose with less simple syrup and more strawberries, lime, mint, and club soda. You can substitute lemon juice to make a Strawberry Lemonade. Strawberries contain vitamin C, potassium, folate, fiber, flavonoids, antioxidants, and the anti-cancer plant chemical ellagic acid. Honey can be an excellent antioxidant and mint potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin C, iron, and vitamin A.

Strawberry Celebration Mocktail
You can make this as a mocktail or add rum to make it a Strawberry Mojito!

Strawberry Mint Lime Fizz

Makes six servings

2-ounce honey simple syrup (see recipe below)

2-ounce lime juice (substitute lemon juice for the Strawberry Mint Lemonade)

6-8 ounces of soda water

12-14 strawberries

Crushed ice

Extra strawberries, lime, and mint for garnish

(4-ounce rum if you want to add a little kick)

Honey Simple Syrup

1 cup water

1 1/2 cup honey

In a mason jar, muddle mint and strawberries together until they are crushed but still in pieces. Add lime juice and simple syrup. Strain into a pitcher or leave the mint and strawberries muddled if desired! Complete the drink with ice, club soda (and rum if desired), and a sprig of mint, a slice of citrus, a strawberry, or all three.

Make Your Refreshing Cool Beverages

I hope that this tasty Strawberry Mint Lemonade or Limeade becomes a new celebration favorite as summer continues. You can even use blueberries, blackberries, and peaches, which are in season. Change up your fruit to get the freshest ingredients available! The mint will also be even more plentiful in the summer!

You may also love this cranberry spritzer recipe.

Here are more recipes for seasonal eating.

As a registered dietitian nutritionist in Asheville, NC, I love helping my clients and friends discover new food options to enjoy and add to what they already love! If you are new to my blog, welcome! Thank you again for stopping by if you are back to see what’s new. If you are looking for a supportive community to meet other women working on some of the same things as you, the Growing Vine Community may be the place to connect.

Happy celebration! Enjoy!

Making a spring celebration beverage with seaonal ingredients
Strawberries and mint from the garden with local honey make a tasty summer beverage.


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