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.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
strawberry lemonade in a glass
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Summertime Strawberry Lemonade

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.

Summertime Strawberry Lemonade: a refreshing combination of tangy lemon juice and sweet strawberries sure to cool you off on a hot summer afternoon. | www.savortheflavour.com

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?

Summertime Strawberry Lemonade: a refreshing combination of tangy lemon juice and sweet strawberries sure to cool you off on a hot summer afternoon. | www.savortheflavour.com

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strawberry lemonade in a glass

Summertime Strawberry Lemonade


  • Author: Brooke
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes (chill time)
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings

Description

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.


Ingredients

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

Instructions

Making the Sugar Syrup

  1. Combine 1/2 cup of sugar with 1/2 cup of water in a small saucepan.
  2. Stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved about 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat.  Pour into a glass and chill in the fridge.

Making the Lemonade

  1. Cut your 5 lemons in half and juice them.  You should get 3/4 cup of lemon juice.
  2. Place 9 strawberries in a food processor or blender and pulse until pureed.
  3. Pour the cooled sugar syrup into a large jug.
  4. Add the freshly squeezed lemon juice, the strawberry puree, and 3 cups of cold filtered water to the cooled sugar syrup.
  5. Stir until well combined.

Assembling the Lemonade

  1. Slice the remaining 3 strawberries.
  2. Serve over ice and garnish with with sliced strawberries and fresh mint.

Notes

This recipe isn’t really sweet.  Before serving, add more sugar if desired.

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