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Strawberry Cooler

 Strawberry Cooler
During the dog days of summer, my family looks for a cold, thirst-quenching drink. I like this ons because it's sparkling, refreshing and fast and easy to make.
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups water
  • 5 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 3/4 to 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1 cup ginger ale
  • Crushed ice
  • Whole strawberries, optional

Directions

  • In a blender, process the water, strawberries, sugar, lemon juice and
  • peel in batches until smooth. Strain the berry seeds if desired.
  • Pour into a pitcher; stir in the ginger ale. Serve in chilled
  • glasses over ice. Garnish with whole berries if desired. Yield: 8
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 116 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 3 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein.