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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
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More Strawberry Recipes

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

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Gorgeous shot of strawberry refresher drink on wooden cutting board with pink straw and a strawberry garnish with limes and strawberries in the background.
Yield: 1 drink

Easy Strawberry Refresher

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

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

Ingredients

  • 2 oz fresh strawberry syrup
  • 6-8 oz Ginger ale (or favorite mixer; try a lemon-lime soda, lemon or limeade, dry sodas, grapefruit, club soda, or just sparkling water.
  • Ice & 16 oz glass
  • Garnish with fresh strawberry, wheel of lime or a little mint

Strawberry Syrup

  • 1 heaping cup fresh strawberries, washed and rough chopped (up to 2 cups if desired)
  • 0-1 cup all-natural cane sugar (see notes) | may use white sugar too
  • 2 teaspoons to 1/2 cup lime juice* (about 3 large limes)
  • 2 tablespoons water

Instructions

Strawberry Syrup

  1. Place strawberries, sugar, lime juice and water in a blender and process until smooth and sugar has dissolved.
  2. It'll take about 2 minutes using all-natural cane sugar, could take a little
    less time using white sugar. Mixture should be smooth and syrup like.
  3. Refrigerate until ready to use in airtight container. Store in fridge up to 3 weeks.

Strawberry Refresher

  1. Pour 2 oz Strawberry syrup into a tall glass filled with ice.
  2. Top with your favorite mixer, stir and serve with a straw, top with a fresh strawberry, sprig of mint, and/or wheel of lime.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 189Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 9mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 0gSugar: 48gProtein: 0g

The nutritional information is estimated and may not be entirely accurate, at times it pulls information for suggestions and options which may increase calories, etc. Nutritional information will change based on used ingredients, quantities used, etc.

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