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Strawberry Lemonade

With only 4 ingredients this Strawberry Lemonade is an absolutely tasty, refreshing and easy summertime drink that you have to make during these warm weather months.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Cool30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 7 cups
Calories: 171kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 1/4 cups water divided
  • 1 1/4 cups fresh lemon juice about 7 lemons
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups strawberries rinsed and hulled
  • Ice cubes for serving
  • Fresh sliced strawberries for garnish (optional)
  • Fresh lemon slices for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  • Start by making the simple syrup, add the sugar and 11/4 cups water to a medium saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat, stir to dissolve the sugar, and then remove from the heat. Cool to room temperature.
  • Juice your lemons over a glass or bowl.
  • Meanwhile add your strawberries to a blender.
  • Blend strawberries until smooth.
  • Strain your strawberry puree through a fine mesh strainer, set aside.
  • Add the cooled simple syrup to a large pitcher.
  • Next add the fresh lemon juice.
  • Add the fresh strawberry puree.
  • Lastly add the remaining 3 cups water to a large pitcher and stir to combine.
  • Serve over ice, garnished with fresh sliced strawberries and lemon slices if desired.

Notes

  1. Fresh strawberries are recommended but frozen can be used in a pinch.
  2. I highly recommend fresh squeezed lemon juice for this recipe.
  3. You can easily double this recipe (you will want to) to serve more people or keep some for later.
  4. You do not have to strain your strawberry puree if you don't want to, we like to to remove any seeds or excess skin.

Nutrition

Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 156mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Vitamin C: 59mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg