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Cran-Strawberry Spritzer with Lemon

Lightly mashing the strawberries releases tons of garden-fresh flavor into our sparkling twist on lemonade.


6 - 6 serving

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  • 3 c. strawberries
  • Ice cubes
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 qt. cranberry-strawberry juice drink
  • 2 c. lemon-flavored sparkling water or seltzer


Reserve 6 strawberries. Cut remaining strawberries into quarters. Place half of quartered strawberries in 2-qt. pitcher; using end of wooden spoon, muddle strawberries until slightly mashed. Divide remaining strawberries evenly among 6 ice-filled glasses. Thinly slice lemons. Add 1 lemon slice to each glass.

To large pitcher, add 3 cups ice cubes and remaining lemon slices; pour in cranberry-strawberry juice and sparkling water. Stir and divide among glasses. Garnish glasses with reserved strawberries. Serve immediately.

This recipe originally appeared in our print magazine.

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