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."

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Jessica B. Harris
EatingWell.com, June 2021

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Credit: Cooks With Soul

Recipe Summary

active:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.)

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  • 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

101 calories; sodium 9mg; carbohydrates 25g; sugars 24g; vitamin a iu 3IU; potassium 68mg.
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