Strawberry Lemonade

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Lemon and strawberry are two great summer flavors and I’ve been seeing Strawberry Lemonade photos come up quite a bit this summer on Pinterest. So I thought I’d try a recipe out from Better Homes and Gardens. I added a little more strawberries and also more lemon juice than the original recipe calls for because I like things really lemony! It’s the perfect drink to sip on as you’re sitting on your patio on a sunny summer day! Summer is going by much too fast, so maybe taking some time to enjoy Strawberry Lemonade will help slow it down! 🙂

STRAWBERRY LEMONADE by NancyC, adapted from Better Homes and Gardens

Makes 8 servings

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled (I chopped the strawberries into chunks before measuring out the 2 cups)
  • 1 1/4 cups lemon juice, or the juice of 5 to 6 lemons
  • Optional: additional whole or halved strawberries and lemon slices for garnish

Combine 1 cup of the sugar and 1 cup of the water in a small saucepan; cook and stir over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Set this syrup mixture aside to cool.

Combine remaining 3 cups water, 1/2 cup sugar, and the strawberries in a blender and process until smooth. Transfer this mixture to a 2–quart pitcher; add the cooled syrup and lemon juice. Stir to combine. Fill pitcher with crushed ice or ice cubes.

If you want to add a special touch, garnish each glass of lemonade with lemon slices and/or fresh strawberries.

NOTE: To make ahead, prepare the lemonade mixture as directed, but do not add ice. Cover and chill up to 8 hours. Add ice and serve.

I think it’s fun to make fruit-flavored variations of lemonade! Do you make lemonade often?

Linked to Inspire Me Monday at Create with Joy.

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24 thoughts on “Strawberry Lemonade

  1. D Janiece Shearrer

    Easiest way: buy the SIMPLE LENONade at mkt..Use some water in it if are Diabetic, about 1/3 of a glass…Then use about 2 T. Strawberry Toroni, Sugar Free from Smart and Final..It makes a delish drink and veru safe of u water down the sugar in lemonade..Also Peach Toroni in Iced tea is out of this world…use Sugar free tea and peach tornoni..Yummy..enjoy

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  2. ChgoJohn

    What a great, Summertime drink – and so easy to make. I may be tempted, though, to add a splash of vodka. You know, purely for medicinal purposes. 🙂

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  3. createwithjoy

    This looks SO delicious!
    Thanks for sharing this refreshing recipe at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy!
    Have a wonderful week Nancy – can’t wait to see what’s cooking this week! 🙂

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