Summertime strawberry lemonade is so refreshing on a hot, humid summer day. This recipe is both tart and sweet and has a hint of mint.
It’s the middle of August, and I still hadn’t made my homemade strawberry lemonade. I know my girls just love it, especially my youngest daughter Alex.
I just so happened to have 5 lemons without rinds sitting in a bowl in my fridge. They were left over from the lemon and orange mixed peel that I made. Since I didn’t want them to go to waste, I decided to cut off the remaining white pith, and take the extra time to hand squeeze the juice out of the lemon pieces.
Making the strawberry puree takes only a few minutes and the sugar syrup is a breeze. What is stopping you from sipping an ice cold strawberry lemonade while you relax on your porch this summer?
This refreshing strawberry lemonade is sure to hit the spot on a hot summer afternoon. It has a great balance of tangy lemon and sweet strawberry.
For the Lemonade
- 3/4 cup lemon juice (from 5 lemons)
- 9 medium strawberries
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 3 cups cold water
For the Decoration
- 3 medium strawberries
- 8 sprigs of fresh mint
- Ice cubes to serve
Making the Sugar Syrup
- Combine 1/2 cup of sugar with 1/2 cup of water in a small saucepan.
- Stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved about 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat. Pour into a glass and chill in the fridge.
Making the Lemonade
- Cut your 5 lemons in half and juice them. You should get 3/4 cup of lemon juice.
- Place 9 strawberries in a food processor or blender and pulse until pureed.
- Pour the cooled sugar syrup into a large jug.
- Add the freshly squeezed lemon juice, the strawberry puree, and 3 cups of cold filtered water to the cooled sugar syrup.
- Stir until well combined.
Assembling the Lemonade
- Slice the remaining 3 strawberries.
- Serve over ice and garnish with with sliced strawberries and fresh mint.
This recipe isn’t really sweet. Before serving, add more sugar if desired.