Strawberry Orange Ginger Cooler

Strawberry Orange Ginger Cooler - with strawberry puree, this frothy & refreshing drink is perfect to sip on a warm summer afternoon! At littlemisscelebration.com The list of great things about summer is pretty long, isn’t it? Wonderful summer fruit just has to be on that list! I get like a kid in a candy store around produce during the summer. I could easily fill my entire trunk with nothing but fruit. June means strawberries and we enjoy them in everything from salads to desserts and all on their juicy own. They make fantastic drinks, too, and Strawberry Orange Ginger Cooler is one of my favorites. Fruity, frothy and oh so refreshing, this is a perfect drink to sip on a warm, summer afternoon.

Keep a jar of simple syrup in your refrigerator all summer, and you’ll be ready to whip up a frosty concoction at any time. I like to make rich simple syrup; simply bring one cup of water and two cups of sugar to a boil, stir and cook for about 5 minutes until all the sugar is melted. Cool completely, pour into a Mason jar and refrigerate. The syrup will keep for a very long time!

Strawberry Orange Ginger Cooler - with strawberry puree, this frothy & refreshing drink is perfect to sip on a warm summer afternoon! At littlemisscelebration.com

This drink uses strawberry fruit puree. Fruit purees are another great thing to have on hand! Use either fresh or frozen fruit. I store fruit puree in the fridge if I’m going to use it within a day or two. When I want to make sure it’s on hand whenever we want it, I freeze it! I measure out one-cup portions of puree, freeze it in ice cube trays and bag the frozen puree in freezer containers or freezer bags.

To make strawberry puree, use either a 16-ounce bag of frozen strawberries, thawed, or 3 and ½ cups of fresh strawberries, cleaned and hulled. Place strawberries and 1/3 cup of rich simple syrup in a blender. Blend until combined. Strain puree through a fine mesh strainer and store in a tightly covered jar in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Strawberry Orange Ginger Cooler - with strawberry puree, this frothy & refreshing drink is perfect to sip on a warm summer afternoon! At littlemisscelebration.com

To whip up this Strawberry Orange Ginger Cooler, combine 1 cup strawberry puree, 1 ½ cups diet ginger ale, ½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice, 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice and 3-4 ice cubes in the blender. Blend until smooth and frothy. Pour into goblets and garnish with a big, fresh strawberry! This makes two generous goblet sized servings or about four 8-ounce servings.

The blend of strawberry puree, freshly squeezed orange juice, lemon and diet ginger ale makes this drink absolutely delicious! Adults and kids will totally enjoy this. It can easily be converted to an adults-only drink with the addition of some white rum.

Strawberry Orange Ginger Cooler - with strawberry puree, this frothy & refreshing drink is perfect to sip on a warm summer afternoon! At littlemisscelebration.com

I had planned on enjoying these coolers with Mr. Smarty Pants, but right after I finished taking some photos, in walks my daughter. We sat down for a little girl talk and before I knew it, the coolers and strawberries were history! :) We felt really bad when he came into the kitchen and we saw the look on his face – that face was like, what, no delicious frosty strawberry drink for Dad? We’ll make it up to him with something great on Father’s Day! I have a stash of fruit purees in the freezer for something fun I’m putting together to share next week, which I’m hoping turns out on my third try! Third time’s the charm, right?

What is your absolute favorite summer fruit? Do you use a favorite fruit in summer drinks?

I’m so happy you stopped by and eat some of your favorite fruit today!

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  1. I bet the ginger ale really makes this drink pop! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! Pinning!
    ~ Ashley

    • Hi Ashley! The ginger ale gives it the perfect fizz and it’s so refreshing. Thank you so much for your visit and the pin! Happy Saturday and have a fabulous weekend!

  2. I’m a sucker for summer drinks…pinned!

    • Hi Patti! :) Summer drinks are definitely fun, aren’t they? Thank you so much for your visit and the pin – hope you have a happy Saturday and weekend!

  3. Oh Cindy, this looks so pretty and refreshing! Love the strawberry and orange combo – what a lovely summer drink! Pinning :)

    • Hi Kelly! Thank you so much! It is so refreshing and it’s my favorite color! :) So sweet of you to visit and pin! Hope you have a happy Saturday and that you and your family enjoy a wonderful Father’s Day weekend!

  4. This looks so refreshing and delish! Thanks for linking this and your Patriotic Door Rosette up at Wonderful Wed Blog Hop. Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

    • Hi Carrie! Thank you so much for the party and your sweet visit! Hope you have a happy Saturday and a fabulous weekend!

  5. What a refreshing looking beverage and it has my favorites – diet ginger ale and strawberries!

    I, too, love all the fresh fruit and fresh produce this time of the year. I’ve been eating my fair share of strawberries and watermelon, not necessarily paired together. :)

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    • Hi Alli! This is really refreshing and easy! I have been eating tons of strawberries and am just starting on watermelon, which I usually can’t stop eating! :) Thank you so much for visiting – happy Saturday and hope your family has a great Father’s Day weekend!

  6. This looks absolutely delicious! I love a refreshing drink like this in the summertime.

    • Paula, this is really refreshing and not overly sweet – plus it’s pink, which is my favorite color! :) It’s definitely worth trying!

  7. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says:

    So refreshing! I love fruity drinks in the Summer! Pinning, Cindy! Have a great weekend! :)

  8. This looks so yummy! Pinned. Hugs~ Lou Lou Girls

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