Skinny Strawberry Lime Punch {Cocktail or Alcohol-Free}

by Marla on May 1, 2013 · 39 comments

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Skinny Strawberry Lime Punch {Cocktail or Alcohol-Free} | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com
Sooooooo, I know it’s Wednesday but I all ready have my mind on the weekend. Yesterday was spring, today will be wintery here in the Rocky Mountains. Even though the weather flip-flops daily I crave bright flavored drinks like this one.

This fresh ‘n sparkly beverage can be served as a family friendly, kid approved fruit punch or as an adult cocktail. Take your pick. It’s your flight of fancy….not matter which way you sip!

Skinny Strawberry Lime Punch {Cocktail or Alcohol-Free} | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com
If you are going to enjoy this drink as a sparkly fruity punch then just add your favorite sparkling water.

Skinny Strawberry Lime Punch {Cocktail or Alcohol-Free} | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

Skinny Strawberry Lime Punch {Cocktail or Alcohol-Free} | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

For a grown-up cocktail you will need to add some spirits. I went with Skinny Girl Coconut Vodka….’cause it’s skinny & I like it.

Skinny Strawberry Lime Punch {Cocktail or Alcohol-Free} | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

This would be the perfect bubbly for an al fresco lunch party, picnic, birthday party or baby/bridal shower. Take your pick.

A great reason to throw a party ~ to have fruity punch! Another recipe you might wanna check out for a festive warm weathered party are my Spring Bouquet Popsicles.

Skinny Strawberry Lime Punch {Cocktail or Alcohol-Free} | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

Don’t be shy if a little bit of strawberry purée sinks to the bottom of your punch or floats around. It’s real fruit you are working with here.

You can always double or triple strain it with a fine mesh sieve or cheesecloth if that bugs ya.

Skinny Strawberry Lime Punch {Cocktail or Alcohol-Free} | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

Why is this a Skinny Cocktail? Easy…because it’s got all natural ingredients. Real fruit, no refined sugars and light vodka. Thats why!

What is your favorite fruity cocktail punch?

Skinny Strawberry Lime Punch {Cocktail or Alcohol-Free} | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

Skinny Strawberry Lime Punch {Cocktail or Alcohol-Free}

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Skinny Strawberry Lime Punch {Cocktail or Alcohol-Free}

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces fresh or frozen Strawberries (if fresh ~ clean, trim stems off, cut in half)
  • 1 cup Water
  • 4 packets Stevia Powder or your favorite natural sweetener to taste
  • 4 tablespoons Lime Juice
  • 1 liter (33.8 fl ounces) Plain Sparkling Water
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) light Vodka
  • fresh Mint Leaves
  • Lime Wedges and Sliced Strawberries for serving

Method

  • Bring water and strawberries to a rolling boil in a medium saucepan. Reduce heat to a simmer, continue to cook for 6 minutes. With a rubber spatula, stir the berries and mash them on the sides of the pan to release juices. Let the berries cool a bit and strain them with a fine mesh sieve or cheesecloth. If you like some pulp strain one time. If not strain 2-3 times. Let the strawberry juice chill in the fridge.
  • When the juice is cool, combine it with the rest of the ingredients in a large pitcher with ice. Serve with lime, strawberry slices and mint leaves.
  • Notes
  • For alcohol-free cocktails skip the vodka and add the same volume (1 1/2 cups) additional sparkling water.
  • Adjust sweetness to taste. Your berries may be really sweet or not so much.
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1 Grace @ FoodFitnessFreshAir May 1, 2013 at 5:39 am

Stunning photography and a lovely drink to go with it. Love the spring feeling of this!

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2 Marla May 1, 2013 at 10:22 am

Thanks Grace! It was fun to bring spring into the house with these sips :)

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3 Averie @ Averie Cooks May 1, 2013 at 5:42 am

The strawberry queen is at it again! Lovely images and recipe, Marla! I’m thirsty now!

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4 Marla May 1, 2013 at 10:23 am

Thanks Averie! I know it every time I post strawberries my obsession grows ;)

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5 Aimee @ Simple Bites May 1, 2013 at 6:19 am

I love your drink posts, Marla! They actually come across as refreshing, such is the result of your magic touch. Can’t wait to try this one!

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6 Marla May 1, 2013 at 10:23 am

Aimee, I have been really enjoying posting drinks and cocktails ~ so glad to hear that my excitement is catching :)

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7 Tieghan May 1, 2013 at 6:56 am

I am now so thristy all the sudden! These are so pretty!

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8 Kevin (Closet Cooking) May 1, 2013 at 6:59 am

Those look nice and refreshing and good!

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9 Bev @ Bev Cooks May 1, 2013 at 7:25 am

Dig dig dig dig dig! So beautiful.

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10 Heather Christo May 1, 2013 at 8:25 am

very, very pretty Marla!! feels like spring!

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11 Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain May 1, 2013 at 8:36 am

I’m thinking this gorgeous drink can will spring! Can you believe this snow?!!

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12 Marla May 1, 2013 at 10:25 am

I know it with the snow ~ you guys having waaaayyy more than us though ;)

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13 Nami | Just One Cookbook May 1, 2013 at 9:37 am

Looks so refreshing and tasty! I love all these pictures…

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14 Carla @ Carlas Confections May 1, 2013 at 9:37 am

We are on the same wavelength today! Although yours looks a bit better ;) Love the lime and mint addition to yours! Yum :)

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15 Marla May 1, 2013 at 10:25 am

Hi Carla! I’ll dash over to check out your punch too. I bet it is fabulous :)

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16 Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet May 1, 2013 at 9:55 am

I love the sun light in your photos, Marla! The punch sounds perfect!

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17 Marla May 1, 2013 at 10:26 am

Thanks Anna, that sunlight is a true gift….every single day :)

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18 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking May 1, 2013 at 10:15 am

I love that you used a natural sweetener for this drink, Marla! It looks so delicious and icy cold… perfect for the sticky hot Texas summers headed our way! I can definitely see myself serving this for summer parties!

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19 Marla May 1, 2013 at 10:27 am

Ahhhhhh, yes Georgia ~ these sips will be perfect for those sweaty porch days ;)

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20 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts May 1, 2013 at 10:28 am

Yum! Love the fresh fruit, perfect for spring! If it ever decides to stay! 80’s on Monday, and school closed today because of snow….gotta love Colorado!

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21 Laura (Tutti Dolci) May 1, 2013 at 1:11 pm

So petty, I just can’t get enough strawberries – perfect way to get my fix!

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22 Tasha @ ThatsSoYummy May 1, 2013 at 1:26 pm

This punch sounds absolutely delicious! Beautiful pictures

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23 Katie | Healthnut Foodie May 1, 2013 at 1:37 pm

LOVE the combo of strawberry, mint, and lime. I cannot wait to try this for our next picnic!

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24 Gaby May 1, 2013 at 1:50 pm

so need this right this very minute

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25 Jessica - The Novice Chef May 1, 2013 at 5:03 pm

You take the BEST drink photos! I seriously just want to reach through my screen for it!

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26 Marla May 2, 2013 at 9:54 am

Thank you girl!! Means a lot coming from you :)

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27 Marian (Sweetopia) May 1, 2013 at 6:37 pm

Delicious! And the photography, styling… everything… beautiful!

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28 Liz @ The Lemon Bowl May 2, 2013 at 6:43 am

Oh how I love this!!!!!

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29 Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today May 2, 2013 at 6:47 am

it will definitely go well with vodka :D I made a fruit water few days ago and now I know what was missing :)

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30 Marla May 2, 2013 at 9:55 am

Ha! Glad I could clear that up for you Marta!

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31 Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch May 2, 2013 at 12:36 pm

I could just pull up a chair to the beautiful setting where you have this punch! Pictures are amazing – I can almost taste the crisp, fresh taste!!!

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32 Gwen @SimplyHealthyFamily May 2, 2013 at 2:46 pm

Ummm, definately with the alcohol! ;) Will make these on Mother’s day! Yay!

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33 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen May 3, 2013 at 8:52 pm

I need to make up a pitcher of this for the weekend, it’s been HOT out here and this would hit the spot.

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34 Nutmeg Nanny May 4, 2013 at 12:53 pm

Lovely! This drink look so refreshingly delicious!

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35 Carolyn May 5, 2013 at 2:44 pm

That looks like the perfect drink for next weekend. The mint julips were for this past Kentucky Derby weekend. Thanks!

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