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How to Make a Homemade Strawberry Refresher

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The Strawberry Refresher is a light non-alcoholic drink made with summer fresh strawberry syrup, lime juice and your favorite mixer. A refreshing mocktail perfect for a warm spring or summer day!

I recently made these delicious Strawberry Gin Cocktails and I wanted our younger crowd to be able to enjoy the same drink without the alcohol, mocktail style! Enter the super simple homemade strawberry spritzer.

If you are a strawberry lover like our family, try our Strawberry Rhubarb Salad, Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb bars or this amazing Tropical Fruit Salad.

Gorgeous shot of strawberry refresher drink on wooden cutting board with pink straw and a strawberry garnish with limes and strawberries in the background.

Ingredients & Substitutions

How easy can this strawberry refresher get? I mean you want a simple, non-alcoholic, fresh tasting bubbly drink after a long hot day and this is perfect!

ingredients for strawberry refresher, glass with ice, lime, ginger ale, strawberry syrup.
  • Fresh Simple Strawberry Syrup | make this simple syrup ahead of time and keep in the fridge for fabulous drinks all week long!
  • Favorite Mixer | I am only going to give suggestions here, use your favorite! A traditional spritzer is made with a light flavored seltzer or mineral water, my son enjoyed this with Ginger Ale, I think it would fabulous as a Strawberry Lemonade with San Pellegrino’s Limonata, with a Lemon Lime Drink, Grapefruit Soda, Club Soda, splashed into limeade, you get the idea!
  • Garnish | Fresh strawberries and or a wheel of lime, makes a pretty garnish.

How to Make

This Strawberry Refresher is more than simple, once you make the syrup, it is simply at your beck and call.

  1. Pour 2 oz Strawberry syrup into a tall glass (16 oz) filled with ice.
  2. Top with your favorite mixer, stir and serve with a straw, top with a fresh strawberry, wheel of lime and/or sprig of mint.
pouring strawberry syrup into glass and second image pouring ginger ale on top.

More Easy Drink Recipes {non-alcoholic}

If you like this strawberry refresher, here are other non-alcoholic, kid-friendly drink recipes you might love, or try the same drink substituting this Blueberry Simple Syrup or Hibiscus Simple Syrup!

  1. Copycat Chick-Fil-A Frosted Lemonade
  2. Blueberry Limeade (or Lemonade)
  3. Cranberry Spritzer
  4. Starbucks Copycat Passion Tea Lemonade
  5. Texas Tea (reduced sugar)
  6. Easy Chai Latte
  7. Best Hot Chocolate
Strawberry refresher drink close up, with strawberry on edge of glass with straw.

More Strawberry Recipes

Fresh strawberries are so versatile and add such a bright pop of sunshine to any recipe!

strawberry refresher on fake green mat with strawberries on the mat.

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