This "mocktail" tastes like a tropical vacation and if you want the real thing, a shot of vodka or rum should work just fine.
1 pound strawberries
1 cup water
1 cup sugar OR 1/3 cup stevia powder
Fresca (or club soda or sprite)
Top and hull the strawberries.
In a blender, combine the strawberries and water and blend into a puree.
In a saucepan, combine with the strawberry puree with either the sugar or stevia. Bring to a boil while stirring then simmer over low heat for 5-8 minutes.
Let the strawberry simple syrup cool.
In a glass with ice, fill 1/3-1/2 full with the cooled strawberry simple syrup.
Top with Fresca and mix well.