Sparkling Strawberry Mint Limeade

by Kate on August 28, 2012

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Summer days are some of my favorites. It always fun to play with the girls on a big blanket in the grass or watch Maddy pushing Molly in her swing as they both squeal gleefully. Maddy runs around kicking her soccer ball as Molly looks on, just itching to get in the game. At this rate, Molly will be running around with Maddy in no time!

At the end of the day they’re exhausted! My girls are small so they’re in bed early. I always enjoy sitting out on the back deck taking in that dusky sunlight of a summer day’s end. Their early bedtime also leaves plenty of time for me to mix up a little summer cocktail to enjoy out there in the balmy warmth of August.

This cocktail is the perfect drink for warm summer days with friends or some “me time” in the evening. Fresh strawberries, lime and mint combine with a little bubbly champagne and makes any time you have one feel like a little something special. This can always be made virgin as well by simply trading champagne for club soda. Enjoy these last lingering days of summer with drink in hand.

Enjoy!

~K

 

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Sparkling Strawberry Mint Limeade

5 minutes

Yield: 6 drinks

Sparkling Strawberry Mint Limeade

A fresh summer cocktail of fresh strawberries, lime, mint and a little champagne to top it off.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups strawberries, sliced
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 1 bottle of champagne, chilled

Instructions

  1. Place everything except the champagne into a blender. Blend together until smooth.
  2. Divide among 6 glasses (about 1/2 cup per glass.)
  3. Slowly pour 1/2 cup champagne into each glass and stir gently to combine.
  4. Enjoy!

Notes

Adapted slightly from Cooking Light | May 2012

http://foodbabbles.com/sparkling-strawberry-mint-limeade/

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Pamela August 28, 2012 at 4:14 pm

I love this! I have all the ingredients to make this I am going to make this week, thanks for sharing!

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Kate August 29, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Ooo! I hope you like it Pamela! Isn’t it nice when you see something your want to make and already have everything on hand? It was so refreshing and a fun summer drink.

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Jennie @themessybakerblog August 28, 2012 at 7:36 pm

You know how I like my champagne, so much so that I make sorbet with it. There’s nothing like some good old me time with a little bubbly. I will be making this for my next girls night.

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Kate August 29, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Hope you enjoy it Jennie! And champagne sorbet sounds SO good! I actually have some champagne in the fridge leftover from my sister-in-law’s wedding so I think I need to go find your recipe 😉

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Lisa August 31, 2012 at 11:47 pm

I’m not much of a drinker..but when I do..I love white wine and champagne! I want a pitcher of this..it looks so refreshing and, of course..gives you kissable breath 😉

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Kate September 1, 2012 at 9:02 pm

Ooo! I didn’t even think about the advantages of mint in my drink 😉 Great point and glad you like it! It was so refreshing.

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Jennie @themessybakerblog September 1, 2012 at 3:56 pm

I’m making this sparkling limeade today! I can’t wait to sip.

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Kate September 1, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Hope you like it Jennie!

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