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Recipe: Skinny Strawberry Lime Punch {Cocktail or Alcohol-Free}

This fresh 'n sparkly beverage can be served as a family friendly, kid approved fruit punch or as an adult cocktail. Take your pick. It's your flight of fancy....not matter which way you sip!

Skinny Strawberry Lime Punch {Cocktail or Alcohol-Free} | recipe on MarlaMeridith.com
Yields1 Serving
Prep Time10 minsCook Time5 minsTotal Time15 mins
 16 ounces fresh or frozen Strawberries (if fresh ~ clean, trim stems off, cut in half)
 1 cup Water
 4 packets Stevia Powder or your favorite natural sweetener to taste
 4 tablespoons Lime Juice
 1 liter (33.8 fl ounces) Plain Sparkling Water
 12 ounces light Vodka
 fresh Mint Leaves
 Lime Wedges and Sliced Strawberries for serving
1

Bring water and strawberries to a rolling boil in a medium saucepan. Reduce heat to a simmer, continue to cook for 6 minutes. With a rubber spatula, stir the berries and mash them on the sides of the pan to release juices. Let the berries cool a bit and strain them with a fine mesh sieve or cheesecloth. If you like some pulp strain one time. If not strain 2-3 times. Let the strawberry juice chill in the fridge.

2

When the juice is cool, combine it with the rest of the ingredients in a large pitcher with ice. Serve with lime, strawberry slices and mint leaves.

Notes
3

For alcohol-free cocktails skip the vodka and add the same volume (1 1/2 cups) additional sparkling water.

4

Adjust sweetness to taste. Your berries may be really sweet or not so much.

Ingredients

 16 ounces fresh or frozen Strawberries (if fresh ~ clean, trim stems off, cut in half)
 1 cup Water
 4 packets Stevia Powder or your favorite natural sweetener to taste
 4 tablespoons Lime Juice
 1 liter (33.8 fl ounces) Plain Sparkling Water
 12 ounces light Vodka
 fresh Mint Leaves
 Lime Wedges and Sliced Strawberries for serving

Directions

1

Bring water and strawberries to a rolling boil in a medium saucepan. Reduce heat to a simmer, continue to cook for 6 minutes. With a rubber spatula, stir the berries and mash them on the sides of the pan to release juices. Let the berries cool a bit and strain them with a fine mesh sieve or cheesecloth. If you like some pulp strain one time. If not strain 2-3 times. Let the strawberry juice chill in the fridge.

2

When the juice is cool, combine it with the rest of the ingredients in a large pitcher with ice. Serve with lime, strawberry slices and mint leaves.

Notes
3

For alcohol-free cocktails skip the vodka and add the same volume (1 1/2 cups) additional sparkling water.

4

Adjust sweetness to taste. Your berries may be really sweet or not so much.

Recipe: Skinny Strawberry Lime Punch {Cocktail or Alcohol-Free}

~ Marla Meridith

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2 thoughts on “Recipe: Skinny Strawberry Lime Punch {Cocktail or Alcohol-Free}

  1. 1 1/2 cups is not 6 ounces. So which is it, in terms of how much vodka to use? 1 1/2 cups is 12 ounces. So are we doing 6 or 12?