Freckled Lemonade

February 23, 2012

Last Saturday I had the most blissful day. I spent my birthday galavanting with a dear friend. We went to IKEA, out to lunch, and then to a movie. So. much. fun. I won’t even tell you about the all the damage I did at IKEA. I will tell you about the yummy lemonade I had with lunch though! We went to Red Robin. Love this place. Great burgers, yummy steak fries (they tout an endless basket of fries, though I have yet to take them up on that offer! In fact, my friend and I split a lunch and we still didn’t need extra fries. Not that that had anything to do with the tower of onion rings we ordered, or the freckled lemonade we were guzzling.

The freckled lemonade. This is the best lemonade ever. Sweet, syrupy strawberries and tart lemonade served over a mountain of ice. Honestly, there was a part of me that thought that maybe this concoction tasted extra delicious because I was eating out.  I was euphoric to be out of the house for the day. They don’t let me out much generally;-) But after making my own version of this lemonade at home I decided that, nope, this stuff is pretty much magic anywhere.

It also could not be easier to make! I made this in single serve glasses, and let me tell you, my kids thought I was the best mom ever! You could totally adapt this to make a whole pitcher of it for a crowd though. I’m seeing Freckled Lemonade in my future…right along with tan legs and sunglasses.

Freckled Lemonade
Author: Becky Bakes
Serves: 1
This recipe is so easy that it hardly qualifies as a recipe:-) Easily adapted to serve a crowd!
  • 1 cup lemonade*
  • 1/3 cup strawberries in syrup
  • crushed ice
  1. Fill your glass 2/3 full with ice.
  2. Pour strawberries over ice.
  3. Pour lemonade over strawberries.
  4. Serve immediately with a fun straw!

*The consensus seems to be that Minute Maid lemonade is the most Red Robin authentic but I think you’ll have great success using whatever your favorite lemonade is!


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Sara Van Heel February 23, 2012 at 10:51 am

This post makes me smile! — Smile and wish I the ingredients to make my own! :)

Becky February 23, 2012 at 10:54 am

I’m wishing I had the ingredients to make MORE. But it’s probably good that I don’t. I can’t be trusted around this stuff:-)

Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) February 23, 2012 at 5:07 pm

I bet this is amazing! I love lemonades, especially homemade.

Simply Tia February 23, 2012 at 5:15 pm

This looks so refreshing and delicious. Bookmarking.

Becky February 23, 2012 at 5:17 pm

Hey Kelli, well I don’t know that I would technically call this “homemade” but it is definitely amazing!

Sue February 23, 2012 at 10:37 pm

May be a dumb question, but where do you get the strawberries in syrup?

Anna @ hiddenponies February 23, 2012 at 10:38 pm

I love the freckled lemonade at Red Robin, I’m so excited to be able to make it at home!

Becky February 23, 2012 at 10:53 pm

Sue – not a dumb question at all! I should have specified. You can get frozen strawberries in syrup in the freezer aisle…next to the other frozen fruit. Just thaw before using.

kat February 24, 2012 at 9:00 pm

OMG you just made this super easy!! I cannot wait to try this!!! So excited :)

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