Fresh Strawberry Limeade

CATEGORIES: Kate, Mocktails

That’s right. Your eyes are not deceiving you. The word “strawberry” is in the title.  Sorry, guys. I may have some kind of sick obsession. No, really, I was planning on posting a Jamaican Jerk pork tenderloin today, but in the last few days, my children have each had sinus infections, double ear infections, and pinkeye. I’m woefully behind on laundry because I did something stupid I got a puppy. And she’s really cute even if her breath smells like she ate her own poo (because, let’s face it, she probably did). And then, on this day of days when I was going to make my Jamaican Jerk Pork Tenderloin and catch up on laundry and participate in a fun-yet-enriching activity with my children, I woke up with a burning sore throat. A throbbing head. A stupid fever. Pain in my ears. And I kid you not, the pharmacy was out of antibiotics. So instead of nipping things in the bud like I had planned, things got really bad by the time we found a pharmacy with Z Packs and by the time my husband could go get it for me. My kids screamed at each other in the tub for an hour while I lay on the floor outside the bathroom and willed my fairy godmother to come put them to bed for me (because my husband was tracking down my antibiotics before the pharmacy closed, not because he’s a big jerk). I got good and drugged up and now you get to see what I drink (besides NyQuil) when I’m sick. And hey, let’s face it, when I’m not sick, too (the limeade, not the NyQuil).

You’ll need Strawberry Sauce (make it with vanilla), fresh limes, lots of ice, and Sprite. I told you this was rocket science. But I just found a ticket stub from Tron, which I saw in January, in pants that have no pockets, in pants that I didn’t even have in January. So this is the kind of crazy we’re dealing with. I don’t think I’m capable of anything more than this tonight.

Fill the cup with ice. Squeeze the juice of one lime over the ice.

This is where it gets hard. Fill the glass halfway full with Sprite.

Then add about 3-4 tablespoons of strawberry sauce. This will largely be to taste and also how frothy your strawberry sauce is (the frothier it is, the more you’ll need).

Fill the glass to the top with Sprite. Stir it up with a straw (or don’t if you like the pretty red swirls). Add another lime slice or two and enjoy!Please don’t judge me. 🙂

** Who will be at BYU’s Women’s Conference this week?**
Make sure to stop into the BYU Bookstore tomorrow (Thursday 4/28) from 1:30-3:30 to see Sara!  Even if you don’t have a book with you, swing through and say hello!  She’ll also be at the U Village Deseret Book Store from 5-7 pm tomorrow night.  That’s the store right next to the University Mall, near Costco.  It’s a big, beautiful store, so swing by to say hi and stick around to do some shopping while you’re there!


  1. my daughter raved so much about this website that I had just had to check it out. She was right. I will be using it also. She is just to smart for me.

  2. Looks so refreshing! I tried your sopapilla recipe last night, it was a huge hit in our house! So simple and quick when you want dessert, and we had the leftovers reheated for breakfast, YUM!!! I am so loving your cookbook!!

  3. Hee, must be fate…I JUST made the strawberry sauce! 🙂

    I hope you feel better SOON! Take care of yourself and those kiddos.

  4. I just made this strawberry sauce a few days ago and I’ve got limes! Great way to make it through Wednesday!

  5. Your pocketless pants comment made me chuckle 🙂 but in all seriousness, I hope you and the kids get better soon! That limeade does look tasty and, yes, I’d say you can call this a recipe. ((hug))

  6. This is when I think a nanny would come in handy. I hope you feel better soon Kate. Love the idea for this drink. A bonus for me is living in Queensland, I get fresh juicy strawberries in winter with season starting soon.

  7. OH MY GOSH!!! That sounds so extraordinarily delicious!! I’d love for you to come link it up tomorrow to Wow Me Wednesday!!

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