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Strawberry Lemonade

Strawberry Lemonade is so refreshing and delicious! Truly the perfect summer drink for BBQs, picnics, poolside parties and more! Made with just 3 ingredients (plus ice and water!), this strawberry lemonade recipe is easy to make and perfect for a crowd. 
Course Beverage, Beverages
Cuisine American
Keyword strawberry lemonade, strawberry lemonade recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 123kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout

Ingredients

Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water

Strawberry Lemonade

  • 1 pound strawberries hulled and quartered, about 2 cups
  • cups lemon juice freshly squeezed, this is about 6 to 8 lemons)
  • 4 cups cold water
  • ice

Garnish

  • fresh lemon slices
  • hulled, quarter strawberries

Instructions

  • Combine 1 cup of water and sugar in a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat and bring just to a simmer stirring frequently to dissolve sugar. Once sugar has dissolved, remove from heat and let cool.
  • Combine strawberries and half a cup of water in blender and blend until smooth. Strain over a fine mesh sieve to remove seeds and pulp. (This is an optional step you can skip if you want.) I ended up with just over 1 cup of strawberry juice.
  • In a large pitcher, combine lemon juice, simple syrup, strained strawberry juice, and 4 cups of water. Stir to combine. Add ice, lemon slices and fresh quartered strawberries if desired.
  • Taste test time! If the lemonade is too strong, add additional water. Up to another 2 cups.
  • Add ice to the pitcher until nearly full. Thinly slice 1 or 2 lemons and add to the pitcher. Add trimmed, quartered strawberries if you want.
  • Serve over ice and top with a slice slice and fresh strawberry if desired. Enjoy immediately!
  • Store lemonade in the fridge until ready to serve.

Video

Notes

Tools Needed: Citrus Juicer
To make this lemonade adult friendly, consider adding in ½- 1 cup vodka, triple sec, or a light rum. 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 127mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 9IU | Vitamin C: 48mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg