STRAWBERRY LEMONADE

This easy Strawberry Lemonade recipe is my kid’s favorite summer drink. It’s homemade and requires just four basic ingredients!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound fresh strawberries, stems removed
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 1/2-5 cups water, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh-squeezed lemon juice

Instructions

  • Use a blender or food processor to puree the strawberries. Strain them through a fine-mesh sieve, if desired, to remove seeds. 
  • In a small saucepan, over medium heat, stir together sugar and 2 cups water. 
  • Bring to a boil, and stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
  • Strain the lemon juice through a fine-mesh sieve into a 2-quart pitcher. Add simple syrup and pureed strawberries and stir to combine. Refrigerate until cold.
  • When ready to serve, add 2 1/2 cups of cold water and stir. Taste, and add more water if it’s too sweet.
  • Serve with ice.