Thursday, July 11, 2013

summer strawberry soda!





Don't you!?!

This is my version of a Summer one!  

Instead of adding cherry grenadine to a lemon lime soda base, I add Torani's Strawberry Syrup

To make my Strawberry Summer Temple's extra special, I freeze the strawberry syrup in pretty ice cube molds, like these ones I found at IKEA

Add a few fresh berries and lemon slices, and you have a beautiful &            
              refreshing Summer drink!


Here's how . . . 

Step 1. Fill ice cube tray with Strawberry Syrup. Place in freezer for 3 hours.



Step 2.  Remove from ice cube tray and place on bed of ice cubes for serving.
                                   

Step 3. Add Strawberry flavored ice cubes to clear soda. I recommend 1 strawberry ice 
                                cube per 8 ounces of soda.


Step 4. Garnish glasses with fresh strawberries and lemon slices. Add festive paper
                              straws . . . and  
                                                                       Enjoy!



The stars are so pretty as they melt into the clear lemon-lime soda, turning your Strawberry                    Summer Temple PINK!




Happy Summer entertaining, friends!









22 comments:

  1. Thanks for stoping by The Blissful Bee!! This looks SO yummy:) I'd love for you to link up at my Work it Wednesday linky party!!

    http://theblissfulbee.com/work-it-wednesday-no-5/

    xo
    amy

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    1. Hi Amy!

      So happy you stopped by! I'll see you for your Work it Wednesday linky party. Thanks so much for the invitation!
      Have a great weekend,
      Suzanne

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  2. YUM!!!!! Going to be trying this this weekend : ) Sending hugs and hope you got a package today???

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  3. mmmm looks so refreshing! perfect summer drink:) I love those cute star ice cubes, what a pretty to serve! Thanks for sharing the recipe with us and for sweet visit!Happy weekend!~Poppy

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  4. This is a wonderfully pretty treat! And, a beautifully done post. Thank you for cheering up my day!

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    1. Hi Patti! Your comment is so thoughtful!
      I hope you come back again for smiles and inspiration!
      Have a beautiful weekend,
      Suzanne

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  5. wow, just stopped by your cotton candy shirley temple post and now this one. Such great ideas and you take fabulous pictures!

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    1. Hi CailinMarie!

      So happy you spent time visiting my posts. I hope you give this easy and fun Summer drink a try! Thanks again for stopping by, Suzanne

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  6. Gorgeous photos Suzanne! What a beautiful Summery drink... full of fruit flavour but definitely less calories than most other sodas or cocktails! I can imagine this with a splash of vodka. Mmm, yum. Thanks! xx

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  7. Oh what a refreshing idea. This sounds soooooo good and look beautiful too. Your pictures are stunning. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Hi Marty!

      Your linky parties are one of my favorites! Thanks for hosting such a great party every week.
      Have a great weekend,
      Suzanne

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  8. YUM YUM YUM!!!! Shirley Temples...my kind of drink! ; ) hugs and TFS!

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    1. Hi Andrea,

      So happy you came by to see what's going on in my neck of the woods. Loved all your posts this week!
      Have a great weekend!
      Suzanne

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  9. Just wanted to let you know this was featured on 'Or so she says...' today!! Thanks so much for linking it up. ~ Mariel www.oneshetwoshe.com

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    1. Hi Mariel!

      That's great news! Thank you so much for featuring my Summer Strawberry Soda in your 10 Fantastic Summer Recipes post!
      I just popped over and visited your site. It's fantastic!
      Please come by again soon.
      Have a great weekend,
      Suzanne

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  10. What a great idea with the syrup and the ice cubes. I have some of that syrup in the raspberry and the vanilla. I am going to try it with that. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hi Kimberlee!
      Thanks for stopping by! Have you ever tried Vanilla Blueberry Lemonade? It is so good! See my recipe here . . .
      http://simplysuzannes.blogspot.com/2012/05/vanilla-blueberry-lemonade.html
      I don't know how the Vanilla Blueberry Lemonade would taste using the Vanilla Syrup (instead of real vanilla), but it's certainly worth giving it a try! Let me know how it turns out.
      Have a wonderful week!
      Suzanne

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  11. Hi Suzanne, love it in the mason jars and your chevron cloth is a killer! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Hi Jann,

      So happy you stopped by! I have a great collection of chevron tableclothes (yellow, orange, sage, light blue, and navy!). You'll see them on my dining room table in many posts :o)
      Thanks for hosting SYC!
      Have a great week,
      Suzanne

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  12. This has to be the perfect summer drink. Yummmmmmm Yummmmm. I will be making this this weekend.

    Paula

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    1. Hi Paula!
      Thanks for visiting! Yes, it's a fun Summer drink. I hope you give it a try!
      Have a great week!
      Suzanne

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  13. This looks and sounds delicious! Thank you so much for linking up. I will be featuring this today. Hope to see more from you next time.

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