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Strawberry Lemonade  recipe
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Prep Time
10min
Cook Time
8min
Total Time
18min
BeverageVegetarianVegan

Lemonade is the pinnacle example of perfect summertime drinks: tart, lemony fresh, with just a hint of sweetness. How can one perfect an already perfect drink? Answer: add some strawberries.

This strawberry lemonade takes this delightful drink up a notch, giving your favorite summer drink a dash of something extra.

Ingredients

6 Servings
(1 serving = 16 oz. glass )
  • 2cups
    sliced strawberries, divided
  • 1/2cup
    organic cane sugar mixed with 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2cup
    lemon juice
  • 5cups
    water
  • 1cup
    sliced strawberries
  • 1cup
    sliced lemons

Method

  1. Take a cup’s worth of sliced strawberries. Using either an immersion blender or regular blender, puree the strawberries until they’re almost completely smooth. Set aside.

    Step 1.1: Take a cup’s worth of sliced strawberries
    Step 1.2: Take a cup’s worth of sliced strawberries
  2. Place your sugar and water mixture in a small sauce pan and heat over medium heat until boiling. Let boil until the sugar has completely dissolved. Take off the heat and set aside.

    Step 1.1: Place your sugar and water mixture in a small sauce pan and heat over medium heat until boiling
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, add your pureed strawberries, the sugar syrup, and the lemon juice. Add the five cups of water.

    Step 1.1: In a medium-sized bowl, add your pureed strawberries, the sugar syrup, and the lemon juice
  4. In the pitcher you’re serving the lemonade from, add the rest of your sliced strawberries and sliced lemons. Place a strainer over the top. Slowly add the mixture from the bowl to your pitcher, getting rid of all the strawberry particles.

    Step 1.1: In the pitcher you’re serving the lemonade from, add the rest of your sliced strawberries and sliced lemons
  5. Taste test. If anything else is needed (e.g. more lemon juice, more water, etc.) add it, stirring with a wooden spoon. Refrigerate until you’re ready to drink. If serving immediately, add a few ice cubes. Enjoy!

    Step 1.1: Taste test

Tips & Tricks

  1. You don’t absolutely have to do strawberries for this recipe. Raspberries would be a terrific alternative. Live the strawberries, you will still need to strain to get rid of the seeds.

  2. I highly suggest buying yourself a bottle of lemon juice instead of squeezing a 1/2 cups’ worth of lemon juice. It is much easier on the wrists and hands, and just as flavorful.

  3. This recipe is easily adaptable to how you like your lemonades. If you’re looking for more tartness, add more lemon juice. For more (or less sugar), adjust the amount of sugar syrup you make.

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I added raspberries as you suggested, it was great! Can't wait to make it again!

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Rachel Zorn Kindermann

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I'm a plant-based eater and food writer dedicated to making cooking and plant-based eating approachable and fun! I'm the creator of Samosas and Mimosa... Read More

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