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Strawberry Key Limeade

Strawberry Key Limeade

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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.

Strawberry Key Limeade

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

Strawberry Key Limeade

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. 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.

Notes

Recipe can be increased to make a large batch by using a 1 key lime and 2 heaping tablespoons of frozen strawberry for every 8 ounce ratio.

Want to make your own frozen sliced strawberries with sugar? Slice 16oz of fresh strawberries and macerate with 1/4c sugar. Freeze in a freezer-safe plastic container with a lid. Freeze in juices.

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3 comments
Amyjj
Amyjj

Oh if only to have it with sonic ice! Looks yummy, can't wait to try!

Alaska from Scratch
Alaska from Scratch

You're right, Amy! I have no idea where/how to get ice like that. Anyone have any ideas? I think if your fridge has an ice-crushing feature, that might be an option (ours doesn't). Hugs.

Lootyaj
Lootyaj

You can buy Sonic Ice from Sonic, if you have one around. 

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