Mix sugar, water, and strawberries together in a pot.
1 cup sugar, 1 cup water, 1 cup strawberries
Heat over medium heat until boiling.
Mix together while boiling until sugar is completely dissolved.
Pour mixture through a fine mesh strainer to strain liquid syrup from leftover strawberries.
Mix one TBS strawberry simple syrup, one cup of lemon-lime soda, one tsp of lime juice, and one TBS of the leftover macerated strawberries (from the simple syrup) together in shaker bottle to combine the flavors.
1/2 cup strawberry simple syrup, 2 liter lemon-lime soda, 3 TBS lime juice, 1/2 cup macerated strawberries
Fill a 12 oz glass halfway with ice. Pour the mocktail mixture over the ice. Repeat for eight drinks.
Garnish with fresh strawberries and lime slices.
Lime Sugar Garnish
Combine lime zest and sugar in a bowl until well combined.
1/4 cup sugar, lime zest
Coat the top of the glasses in either water or lime juice.
Dip the wet glasses in the lime sugar.
1 lime, 8 strawberries
The ingredients in this recipe are written to make (8) 12 oz mocktails. The step by step instructions explain how much to use per mocktail. I do not recommend mixing all of the ingredients for all eight mocktails together at the same time or you will not end up with the flavor you're looking for. Add more of the simple syrup and macerated strawberries for a sweeter drink. I just prefer to stick with a little less in case people don’t want their drink quite as sweet.Make the simple syrup ahead of time and keep it in the fridge in an airtight container until you’re ready to pour the drinks. This will make more simple syrup than you need for eight mocktails (it'll make about 1 1/2 cups), the simple syrup will keep for up to two weeks in the fridge. Mix the drinks right before serving for the best flavor. The ice in these will water them down if made and held for long. If you are making ahead of time, add the ice second, right before serving.