Guest Post: Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade from Melissa of Melissa’s Cuisine

I’m very excited to present some guest recipe posts this months from some of our Friday Favorites bloggers!  If you wish to share one of your recipes as a guest blogger, I’d love to give you the opportunity. Just shoot me an email.  This month, our guests are sharing some favorite summertime recipes.  We are starting with Melissa from Melissa’s Cuisine.

Hi everyone! I’m so excited to be posting here at Simply Sweet Home. I’ve been a long time reader and linker to Jerri’s Friday Favorites Linky Party. Thanks for having me today Jerri!

I’m Melissa and I blog over at Melissa’s Cuisine. I’ve been blogging as a hobby for about 5 years now! (Although I didn’t really get serious about it until after I got married.) My husband, Mike, and I live in Western Michigan with our dog, Champ. We are expecting our first baby, a girl, later this month!




I’d love for you to stop by Melissa’s Cuisine and visit. You can also connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. I love making new friends!

Today I’d like to share one of my favorite summer drinks with you…


Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade

Summer is here and I am loving the warmer weather!  The scene above is where you can typically find me in the evenings. Since my husband, Mike, goes to bed so early, the dog and I have taken to heading outside so he can play and I can relax. Few things are better than a sunny evening accompanied by man’s best friend, a good magazine, and a cold drink.


strawberry lemonade

I have to give Mike a lot of credit for the idea behind this drink. A few months ago, we were at the movies and he was ordering pop and popcorn for us.; Knowing that I have to limit the amount of caffeine that I drink, he ordered a “special” drink for us to split. He asked the

concessions worker to mix lemonade and Sprite together, and it was delicious! It has now become our go-to drink when we go to the movies.

We were at the store a couple weeks ago and I saw a new flavor of Sierra Mist–Strawberry Kiwi. It sounded really good, so I picked up a bottle. Later that day, Mike and his friend were working on my car’s brakes and I wanted to make something refreshing for them to drink. I thought of the Sierra Mist and then our special movie drink. I decided I would make a big pitcher of Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade.

I happened to have some fresh strawberries and a lemon in the house, so I figured it would add those into the drink. (Side note–be sure to wash your lemon before cutting it!) The men really liked this drink, and I enjoyed it too! This drink will be a summer staple in our house!

Strawberry Lemonade

Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade

Serves 8


1 quart lemonade (homemade or store-bought)

1 lemon, sliced

5 strawberries, sliced

2 cups Strawberry Kiwi Sierra Mist (you can use plain Sierra Mist, if necessary)

1. In a large pitcher, combine the lemonade, lemon, and strawberries. Refrigerate until you’re ready to serve the lemonade. (The longer this mixture sits, the stronger the strawberry flavor will be.)

2. Right before serving, pour the Sierra Mist into the lemonade.

3. Serve over ice, if desired.

*If you are planning to serve the lemonade immediately after preparing it, go ahead and add the Sierra Mist right away. I just recommend waiting to add the Sierra Mist until you’re serving the drink so that it doesn’t go flat.


Thanks again to Melissa for posting here today! Please be sure to visit her blog and follow her!


  1. Tenns @ New Mama Diaries says

    Looks so refreshing and sounds delicious!

    New Mama Diaries

  2. Carolina HeartStrings says

    This looks fantastic! Cannot wait to whip up a batch.

  3. Charlene @ A Virtuous Woman says

    This sounds delicious! It would be easy to make a sugar-free version, too, using sugar free lemonade and Sierra Mist. Can’t wait to try this!

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