Twizzlers Infused Strawberry Lemonade


A completely delicious and refreshing twist on strawberry lemonade… made with Twizzlers candy, fruit ice cubes, and strawberry syrup!


Tired of regular, plain lemonade?  Then you need to try this fun and refreshing strawberry lemonade… made with Twizzlers and two incredibly easy homemade extra pops of flavor!

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A completely delicious and refreshing twist on strawberry lemonade... perfect for any occasion!

Fourth of July is coming up fast!  I’m not sure what part of the world you’re in, but here in Ohio, July is a HOT month… hot and humid.  So when I’m deciding what to make for the Fourth of July, a cool, refreshing drink is always at the top of my list!  This year I’ve decided to incorporate one of my favorite candies, Twizzlers Twists… to make a delicious strawberry lemonade!

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This lemonade… oh man… you guys will LOVE it!  I served some to my 5 year old, who is a self proclaimed lemonade “connoisseur”, and after her first sip her eyes got super wide and she said, “wow Mommy, can we have this all the time?”.  Gotta love that!

For this recipe, you won’t actually be making the lemonade from scratch, unless you want to, then go for it, I’m sure that would be even more amazing 😀

I know Twizzlers don’t melt, so instead of melting them down to add to the lemonade, I put 6 of the twists in the lemonade bottle, capped it up, and kept it in the refrigerator for 2 days.  It turns the lemonade a slight blush color and infuses it with a slight Twizzlers taste.

A completely delicious and refreshing twist on strawberry lemonade... perfect for any occasion!

To bump up the strawberry flavor I did two things…. made some strawberry and blueberry ice cubes, and made a homemade strawberry syrup!  Both are super simple to do 🙂

A completely delicious and refreshing twist on strawberry lemonade... perfect for any occasion!

Just add some blueberries and strawberry slices to an ice cube tray, cover with water, and freeze.  Voila!!

A completely delicious and refreshing twist on strawberry lemonade... perfect for any occasion!

The strawberry syrup is easy to make and was a great way to use some strawberries that were going to go bad soon.  Just simmer the strawberries for about 15 minutes, then use a strainer to remove the berries, leaving the red liquid behind.  Add sugar to the liquid, stir constantly and bring to a boil for several minutes, until it thickens.  Now you have a delicious strawberry simple syrup, made with all natural ingredients 🙂

A completely delicious and refreshing twist on strawberry lemonade... perfect for any occasion!

There are several ways to serve this lemonade, you can add the strawberry syrup first, then pour the Twizzlers lemonade over the top, pour the lemonade in first, then add the syrup, or just skip the syrup all together for a lighter tasting lemonade.  Here’s what they’ll look like, in order from left to right:

Either way is delicious, it’s all about how you want your drink to look 🙂

A completely delicious and refreshing twist on strawberry lemonade... perfect for any occasion!

When I serve these I like to add in my strawberry and blueberry ice cubes, plus some fresh strawberry slices and blueberries (for a little Fourth of July color), along with a little bit of fresh tarragon!

A completely delicious and refreshing twist on strawberry lemonade... perfect for any occasion!

This strawberry lemonade didn’t last long after these photos were taken… it’s just too good!

A completely delicious and refreshing twist on strawberry lemonade... perfect for any occasion!

A completely delicious and refreshing twist on strawberry lemonade... perfect for any occasion!
A completely delicious and refreshing twist on strawberry lemonade... perfect for any occasion!

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A completely delicious and refreshing twist on strawberry lemonade... perfect for any occasion!
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5 from 2 votes
Twizzlers Infused Strawberry Lemonade
64 oz
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
A completely delicious and refreshing twist on strawberry lemonade... perfect for any occasion!
Author: The Chunky Chef
Ingredients
  • 60 oz lemonade
  • 6 strawberry Twizzler Twists plus more for garnishing
  • slices Strawberry for garnish
  • Blueberries for garnish
  • Sprig of fresh tarragon for garnish
  • Strawberry and blueberry ice cubes
  • Strawberry Syrup to taste (recipe to follow)
  • STRAWBERRY SYRUP:
  • 1 qt . fresh strawberries
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
Instructions
  1. FOR THE STRAWBERRY SYRUP:
  2. Hull strawberries, cut into slices, place into saucepan and cover with water.
  3. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to LOW and simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Use a strainer to remove the strawberries and throw them away. Leave the red liquid in the pan.
  5. Add sugar, stir to combine and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes or so, until sugar is dissolved.
  6. Let cool and place in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  7. FOR THE LEMONADE:
  8. Add 6 Twizzlers Twists to the lemonade container, seal it back up, and keep in the refrigerator for 2 days.
  9. To serve, pour in flavored lemonade, strawberry syrup, fruit ice cubes, garnish with fresh strawberries, blueberries, fresh tarragon, and use a Twizzlers Twist as a straw.

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48 comments on “Twizzlers Infused Strawberry Lemonade”

  1. Holy moly I think I’m in love! This drink looks simply scrumptious! I definitely think I would drink (and eat!) the whole thing in one sitting. Ok, ok. No thinking would be involved. I would definitely devour it. 😉

  2. Cannot wait to try this asap this Summer!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can’t wait to see you next week!

  3. How fun is this! I will have to try it with my daughters. Love your gorgeous photographs, too!

    Visiting from the #funsummerfinds linkup.

  4. What a fun idea! The kids will definitely love this!

  5. Thanks for sharing this for the #funsummerfinds linkup!

    Shellie
    http://www.thefabjourney.com

  6. I stumbled on your site through the Buns in My Oven link party and seriously. Love. Your. Pictures. This recipe is too awesome!

  7. What a fun idea! Brings back fun memories of using twizzlers as straws when we were kids!

  8. How freaking fun is this recipe!? My kiddo would LOVE it…and so will I!

  9. Yum, this lemonade looks delicious and refreshing for summer! I would love for you to share this awesomeness in the next Fun Summer Finds Linkup! Opens for the 2nd week on Thursday…http://bit.ly/1GkGMqz

    Shellie
    http://www.thefabjourney.com

  10. Very interesting twist to the lemonade!

  11. Dear Amanda, your daughter has excellent taste! Such a beautiful lemonade with all the berries and I love the Twizzlers twist!

  12. Wow! That’s an interesting lemonade. I am sure it tastes as good as it looks. 🙂 Nice to be connected to you. Happy FF!
    -Anugya

  13. What a fun idea to use twizzlers in this recipe! 🙂

  14. This is just scrumptious! I will put it on my list of things to enjoy this summer! 😀

  15. First thing, I love the top picture. I just want to sip it before saying anything! It is so cool and refreshing. Your idea is great and the pictures, amazing! I love that strawberry syrup bright in your jar!

  16. This looks absolutely amazing! I love how it’s semi-homemade, so it looks super special and fancy (and I’m sure tastes that way too) but it really isn’t too difficult to put together during a busy holiday weekend! #client

  17. wow that is a really fun thing to do, when i saw twizzlers i thought of Bernard Matthews Turkey Twizzlers and thought urgh, but that is a Brit thing, yours look amazing and definitely not Turkey lol. Great party idea x

  18. oh my goodness. i can’t even. 3 of my favorite things in one drink!! i am so making a batch of this soon!! this might be my new summer obsession….pinning and sharing this amazingness!!

  19. Wow!! This is so awesome, such a fun and different idea! It looks and sounds delicious too, loving the ice cubes. I could definitely do with a nice, tall glass of this today!
    Thank you for sharing this with us at Fiesta Friday. Amanda – can’t wait to try it!

  20. Adorable Amanda! Perfect for ta 4th of July party too! Twizzlers really remind me of my childhood. We loved them.

  21. Looks super fresh indeed… And using home-made strawberry syrup is great and healthy..

  22. Oh my gosh Amanda twizzlers are my absolute favorite candy. I love that you made a drink using them… What a refreshing drink for hot summer months here in Michigan, Ohio or anywhere. Now I have an excuse to buy them 🙂 Happy FF 🙂

  23. This is such a great/cute idea! I love how much flavor you add to the drink from the Twizzlers to the fruit. It’s something that adults and kids will enjoy at a summer BBQ this year too. Happy FF, and have a wonderful weekend!

    • Thank you Kaila!! You’re so right, both kids and adults like it, and the adults could even add a little vodka to make it a cocktail if they wanted to 🙂 Happy FF to you too!!