Sparkling Strawberry-Ginger Lemonade

This sparkling lemonade is inspired by red drink, a red strawberry soda that is traditionally served for Juneteenth. Read more about red drink in the essay "For Many in Texas and Beyond, It's Just Not Juneteenth Without Red Drink."

Red Drink for Juneteenth (sparkling strawberry ginger lemonade)
Photo: Cooks With Soul
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins


  • 1 cup hulled strawberries (about 6 ounces), plus sliced and/or whole berries for garnish

  • 1 (1-liter) bottle sparkling pink lemonade

  • 2 (12 ounce) bottles ginger beer

  • Mint sprigs for garnish


  1. Place strawberries in a large glass measuring cup; mash with a muddler or wooden spoon until very juicy. Transfer the mixture to a fine-mesh strainer set over a bowl; press firmly to express as much juice as possible. (Save the solids for another use.)

  2. Combine the strawberry juice, lemonade and ginger beer in a large pitcher. Serve over ice in tall glasses. Garnish with sliced and/or whole berries and mint sprigs, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

101 Calories
25g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 101
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Total Sugars 24g
Vitamin A 3IU 0%
Sodium 9mg 0%
Potassium 68mg 1%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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