This strawberry rickey is fruity and cool; a refreshingly simple nonalcoholic drink for hot summer nights. It’s full of fresh and delicious strawberries and a slice of lemon!
These strawberry lemon rickey drinks are a perfect mocktail that the whole family can enjoy.
They taste like a fizzy strawberry lemonade smoothie but they’re made with fresh ingredients and low sugar and calories to make them a nicer option for this summer. I enjoy that these easy strawberry rickey’s are fruity, cool, and light enough for me to keep on hand all summer long.
A Healthy Mocktail
This easy strawberry rickey is the best way I’ve found to bend my own rules. For starters, it’s made with lots of fresh strawberries. Also, I took out the gin that is found in a traditional rickey and made this a non-alcoholic beverage that even kids would enjoy!
Finally, instead of sugar, I used SPLENDA® Sugar Blend. I enjoy SPLENDA®’s Sugar Blends, it’s just perfect for beverages like this strawberry rickey. The taste is great too; sweetness without all the calories!
Ingredients you’ll need for Strawberry Rickey:
- Ice cubes
- Sparkling lemon water
- Lemon juice
- Fresh strawberries
For the exact amounts needed, please see the recipe card below.
How to Make a Strawberry Rickey
- Add all of the ingredients to a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Serve in drinking glasses with lemon wedges if desired.
Can I use frozen strawberries?
You can use fresh or frozen (thawed) strawberries for this recipe but fresh ones will taste even better as the flavor of the fresh berries isn’t as watered down as the frozen ones. If fresh strawberries are not in your budget or not in season, then using some thawed strawberries in their place will still be fine.
What garnishes can I use for a strawberry rickey?
To keep it simple and related to the flavors in your glass I recommend sticking with fresh strawberries and lemon slices or a nice curled lemon peel for a simple garnish idea.
What can I use instead of sparkling lemon water?
If you can’t find sparkling lemon water then you can easily swap it out for some lemon-lime flavored sodas like 7-up or Sprite. This will give you that nice citrus taste and fizzy/bubbly thing that we are looking for in our drink.
Here are some more great drink recipes to try soon:
- Lemon Cucumber Detox Water
- Banana Milkshake
- Acai Refresher Mocktail Recipe
- Skinny Pumpkin Spice Latte
- Raspberry Italian Soda
- Frozen Lemonade
- 2 cups ice cubes
- 1 1/2 cups sparkling lemon water
- 1/4 cup SPLENDA® Sugar Blend
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1 lb fresh strawberries
- In a blender, combine all 5 ingredients. Blend until smooth. Serve with lemon wedges if desired.
Amount Per Serving Calories 48Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 4mgCarbohydrates 12gFiber 2gSugar 8gProtein 1g