Friday, April 20, 2012
Just a quick post to show you another refreshing summery drink that I’ve been enjoying. I know it’s only Spring in Southern California but the temperature is definitely not Spring. 80+ degree F in the mid-afternoon? I need something to cool myself down before I catch on fire! I’m such a lucky girl to always have a basket full of Meyer lemons (special delivered by my In-Laws, thank you!) waiting for me to create refreshing treats and drinks.
This Strawberry Meyer Lemonade Spritzer is a twist from the classic strawberry-lemonade that I love from the Cheesecake Factory. I love the sweet, tart and fragrant strawberries in the classic recipe. The slightly floral aroma from the Meyer lemon is a delightful addition to this spritzer. Another twist was that I used sparkling mineral water instead of just water to add the sparkling effect. This drink is totally kids and grown-up friendly.
My kids love hanging out and having picnics in the park, this drink would definitely be our favorite for the picnic lunch. Do you know April 22nd is Earth Day? Let's all celebrate by having a picnic this weekend. And don't forget to bring your Strawberry Meyer Lemonade Spritzer with you to the picnic.
Thank you for stopping by today. Wish you all a happy weekend!
Strawberry Meyer Lemonade Spritzer: (Printable Recipe)
Makes 2 drinks
6 to 8 strawberries
1 Meyer Lemon, juiced
1/4 cup agave
2 cups of ice
3 cups of sparkling mineral water (or club soda)
In a shallow dish, crash the strawberries with a fork. Evenly divided the smashed strawberries into 2 tall glasses. Add half of the Meyer lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of agave into each glass, stir until mixed.
Place a cup of ice in each glass and fill up with club soda. Gently stir to mix the ingredients and enjoy.