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A Thousand YearsChristina Perri (slightly obsessed with this song)

Pastor Alaska and I used to share Strawberry Limeades from the Sonic Drive-Ins in California. It was a refreshing treat that both of us thoroughly enjoyed. When the drink was gone, we’d remove the lid and fish out the chunks of strawberries from the ice with our straws.

I had several cute, juicy little key limes leftover from when I made the popular Key Lime Cake with ombre frosting last week and I didn’t want them to go to waste. I decided to make my own homemade Strawberry Key Limeades. The key lime elevates this drink to something even better than the original. Key limes, for me, have a hint of vanilla paired with bright acidity. We were thrilled with our homemade version (and so was our frequent taste-tester, Andy the Intern). Rather than using up our leftover limes, we may have just invented an excuse to have to keep buying more instead. Oh darn.

Strawberry Key Limeade

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  • What you will need:
  • key limes
  • lemon-lime soda
  • frozen sliced strawberries with sugar, mostly thawed, but very cold
  • ice

Take an 8oz glass and, into the bottom, squeeze the juice of one key lime, straining the seeds. Toss lime wedges into the glass. Add 1 heaping tablespoon of the frozen strawberries with their juices. Fill the cup with ice. Pour lemon-lime soda over ice until nearly full. Add one more heaping tablespoon of strawberries to the top of the drink. Swirl. Drink. Repeat.

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