STRAWBERRY LEMONADE

STRAWBERRY LEMONADE

Author: Susanne at dishwithme.com

Photographer: Susanne at dishwithme.com

STRAWBERRY LEMONADE
STRAWBERRY LEMONADE

Last year I had some new neighbors move in next door. As a gesture to welcome them to the neighborhood, I baked them some of my APPLE CINNAMON MINI MUFFINS. As a thank you, they brought over some fresh strawberries from Barnhill Orchards and they were AMAZING! So sweet and yummy.

It was definitely an unexpected act of kindness, and so very sweet of them. Thank you Lance and Carly. So…what to do with all of these yummy strawberries? We enjoyed eating them fresh, enjoyed strawberry shortcake, strawberries and ice cream, and some of this homemade strawberry lemonade was a definite must. We all love this scrummy drink! Gosh, listing all the ways we ate strawberries kind of reminded me of Forrest Gump and his shrimp!

HELPFUL HINTS FOR STRAWBERRY LEMONADE

When you are processing a lot of lemons or limes, as in this recipe, a citrus press like this one is a MUST! The thing I really like about this one is that it is flat on the bottom, so I can place it on the counter top to press.

GROCERY LIST

  • Lemons
  • Strawberries
  • Granulated sugar

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LINKS TO PRODUCTS USED

This is the exact citrus press I use for this, and many other, recipes.

Just this week I got a Hexclad pan to try. I think I might be a little in love with it :)

I use this type of pitcher for my lemonade.

STRAWBERRY LEMONADE

STRAWBERRY LEMONADE

5 from 10 votes
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Course: Drinks, Miscellaneous
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Author: Susanne

Equipment

  • Citrus Press
  • Saucepan Medium
  • Pitcher
  • Rubber spatula

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Freshly squeezed lemon juice extra lemon slices for garnish, if desired.
  • 1 1/2 cups Water
  • 1 1/2 cups Granulated sugar I use all natural organic
  • 2 cups Strawberries sliced, extra for garnish, if desired.
  • 4 cups Additional water

Instructions

  • Using a citrus press, squeeze enough lemons to make 2 cups lemon juice, approximately 8-10 lemons, depending on size and juice content.
  • In a medium saucepan, on high heat, bring 1.5 cups water to a boil. Once water comes to a boil, lower heat to medium, add the 1.5 cups sugar and stir until sugar is melted.
  • As soon as the sugar is completely dissolved, add the strawberries, give them a stir. Lower heat to low, cover with a lid and set a timer for 5 minutes, then give a quick smash with a potato masher.
  • Leave the strawberries in the simple syrup when adding it to a pitcher. If using a glass pitcher, let the simple syrup cool completely before adding.
  • In a pitcher, combine the strawberry simple syrup, freshly squeezed lemon juice and additional water. Stir well.
  • Garnish with extra strawberries and lemon slices, if desired.
  • Pour into a full glass of ice.
  • ** If you are using a glass pitcher, make sure the simple syrup cools completely.**

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