We thank our friends, Magally and Tim, for this delicious summer treat. When they came over for lunch, they brought traditional pink lemonade concentrate, a small bottle of Sprite, and a carton of fresh strawberries. They replaced a half a can of the water in the recipe for the concentrate with the Sprite, and sliced the beautiful red berries to float in the pitcher. It was so yummy.
The idea for this refreshing "Last Rose of Summer" drink came as I was reading a Southern-style cookbook at Tuesday Morning. I had the ingredients and it seemed like a great way to stop and think back on the summer and look forward toward winter. I made enough for about 6 servings. It was just strong enough to leave room for adding sparkling water for that extra kick.