My Strawberry Lemon Limeade is a refreshing combination of sweetened strawberries with tart-sweet lemon and lime juices.
Yesterday was the first really warm day we’ve had this spring. 88 degrees. Pretty warm. Not hot, but still a taste of what’s in store for summer.
After working all day, doing four loads of laundry and cooking dinner, I just wanted a tall glass of something refreshing. Something I could enjoy while we watched Dancing with the Stars, and caught up on email and Facebook.
A tall glass of something cold to sip while we relaxed and wound down for the day. You know, right?
I suddenly remembered how much I used to enjoy the Strawberry Lemonade at Sonic. It was light and sweet and tart all at the same time.
So, I grabbed a few things from the pantry and went to work. I didn’t have enough lemons to make a big pitcher of lemonade, but I had some limes so I added those. I also had a package of frozen strawberries hanging out in the freezer so I grabbed those, too.
And, let me tell you, what I wound up with was just delicious. Just the thing to cool you down on a hot spring or summer day.
How to Make Strawberry Lemon Limeade
You’ll start by making a simple syrup of equal parts water and sugar. Bring it to a boil and stir until the sugar completely melts. You can then refrigerate the syrup until it’s cool or do what I did and add ice to cool it down right away.
While the syrup is cooling, remove the zest from one lime and one lemon. A microplane makes this job so easy and gives you a very finely grated zest. Love that tool! Set the zest aside and then juice the lemons and limes.
Put the thawed strawberries with their syrup in a large pitcher. Add the lemon-lime zest, the simple syrup, and the juices. Stir together to blend. Add enough water to make a total of eight cups.
Now, taste your mixture. If you like it less tart, add water a cup at a time until you get just the taste you want. Serve over ice and garnish with fresh strawberries and lemon or lime slices.
More Beverages from Never Enough Thyme
- Watermelon Cherry Limeade
- Ginger Praline Coffee Float
- Infused Water (Agua Fresca)
- Southern Sweet Tea
- Spiced Tea a.k.a Russian Tea
Lemon and Limeade Recipes from Other Bloggers
- Raspberry Lemonade from My Baking Addiction
- Dinasaur Dishes’ Lavendar Lemonade
- Cranberry Limeade from Simply Recipes
- Strawberry Limeade from Two Peas and Their Pod
Like This Recipe? Pin it!
- 1 ½ cup sugar
- 1 ½ cups water
- 3 limes
- 5-6 large lemons
- 1 10 oz. package frozen strawberries in syrup, thawed
- In a medium saucepan, bring the sugar and water to a boil stirring until the sugar is completely dissolved.
- Remove pan from the heat and add 4 cups of ice cubes.
- While the sugar-water mixture cools, finely grate the zest from one lime and one lemon. Set aside.
- Juice the lemons and limes. There should be about 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups juice.
- Put the thawed strawberries with their syrup in the bottom of a pitcher.
- Add the finely grated zest, lemon-lime juice and the cooled sugar-water mixture.
- Add enough additional water to make a total of 8 cups.
- Serve over ice. Garnish with fresh strawberries and/or lemon and lime slices.
All text and photographs on Never Enough Thyme are copyright protected. Please do not use any material from this site without obtaining prior permission. If you'd like to post this recipe on your site, please create your own original photographs and either re-write the recipe in your own words or link to this post.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
- Calphalon Classic Stainless Steel Cookware, Sauce Pan, 2 1/2-quart
- Microplane Premium Zester Grater - made in USA stainless steel blade -for zesting citrus and grating cheese -Soft touch handle - Turquoise
- Lily's Home Shatterproof Plastic Pitcher, the Large Capacity Makes it Excellent for Parties, Both Indoor and Outdoor, Clear (110 Ounces)
Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 169 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 10mg Carbohydrates: 45g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 36g Protein: 1g
Be sure to follow me on instagram and hashtag #nevrenoughthyme or tag @nevrenoughthyme so I can see and share what you make! if you like this recipe, be sure to follow me on social media so you never miss a post: